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Thread: Quarterfinals: Lithuania vs. Puerto Rico

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    Default Quarterfinals: Lithuania vs. Puerto Rico

    Context: Puerto Rico lost its final game in group stage against Greece 84:98. Lithuania lost its final game in group stage against Nigeria 80:86.

    Will the Green Army overrun Puerto Rico or will the dynamic red-and-blue take a giant leap to the Olympics once again?

    July 6th @ 19:30 GMT-4:30

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    • Lithuania - 3:00
    • Puerto Rico - 8:00 P.M.
    • United States (Boston, New York, Detroit, Cleveland, Miami) - 8:00 P.M.
    • United States (Chicago, Houston, Dallas) - 7:00 P.M.
    • United States (Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle) - 5:00 P.M.
    • Venezuela - 19:30
    • Great Britain & Ireland - 1:00



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    Puerto Rico: Dont start Arroyo and Barea at the same time. Make sure we capture rebounds and run the fast break as lithuanians have shown to have a problem with their transition defense.

    Lithuanians: Shut down puerto rican guards, send everybody to grab rebounds, and look to get every mismatch possible, specially if Arroyo and Barea are both on the court together.
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    Obviously it's not 19.30 GMT. Change it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Victorious View Post
    Obviously it's not 19.30 GMT. Change it.
    According to Fiba.com, it's exactly that (19:30 GMT-4:30).

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    The Lithuanians have only been in the Americas for a couple weeks, so they are probably still losing 15 points a game to the jet lag. But when is the last time Puerto Rico won an important game? The only safe predictions are that if Lithuania loses, their fans will whine about having to get on a plane for the tournament, and if Puerto Rico loses, their fans will claim that if [obscure player that once helped them to a heroic 21st place finish] had been playing, it would have been totally different.
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    we got the toughest oponent in 1/4 from all 4 european teams,but this fact is that we knew that will happen before tournament started.Now everything we have we have to put on this game...Hard to predict the outcome,but we gonna fight and hope for best.GOOOOOOOOO LIETUVA!

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    LTU 1.39
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    Quote Originally Posted by macleopard13 View Post
    • Lithuania - 3:00
    • Puerto Rico - 8:00 P.M.
    • United States (Boston, New York, Detroit, Cleveland, Miami) - 8:00 P.M.
    • United States (Chicago, Houston, Dallas) - 7:00 P.M.
    • United States (Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle) - 5:00 P.M.
    • Venezuela - 19:30
    • Great Britain & Ireland - 1:00


    In Greece the match is in 3:00pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MZT Skopje View Post
    LTU 1.39
    Porto Riko 2.80
    2.80 is low, you can find up to 3.40 for PR, which is rather big, in other words Liths are rated like ~70/30 favorite here. I don't think so. Wouldn't give more than 55/45 or so

    Lithuania proved one thing so far here - they are unstable as hell, defense is shaky, shooting inconsistant. When you face crazy shooting and running teams like Puerto-Rico is - that could mean big trouble. If Lithuania will shoot like they did against Venezuela or like Greece did yesterday - then it should be a win, cause I don't rely on our defense at all, but if the shots won't fall - we might be screwed. If I'd be forced to bet here - I'd go with value bet on Puerto-Rico with such odds


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    Bwin never give good odds. Bet-at-home better.

    LTU favourite 60/40 according to me. +8 points LTU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mindozas View Post
    2.80 is low, you can find up to 3.40 for PR, which is rather big, in other words Liths are rated like ~70/30 favorite here. I don't think so. Wouldn't give more than 55/45 or so

    Lithuania proved one thing so far here - they are unstable as hell, defense is shaky, shooting inconsistant. When you face crazy shooting and running teams like Puerto-Rico is - that could mean big trouble. If Lithuania will shoot like they did against Venezuela or like Greece did yesterday - then it should be a win, cause I don't rely on our defense at all, but if the shots won't fall - we might be screwed. If I'd be forced to bet here - I'd go with value bet on Puerto-Rico with such odds
    I would not say Lithuania's shooting against Nigeria was bad. It was perfectly acceptable. The three main problems yesterday were turnovers (resulting in easy baskets by Nigeria), perimeter defense and rebounding. The last factor was key. Nigeria got 10 offensive rebounds, Kalnietis and the whole team never got into fast-break rhythm. Athleticism played a part, but Lithuania should be able to handle it through teamwork and skill. The problems are perhaps both systematic (defense) and fatigue/motivation related (turnovers).

    Now, Puerto Rico may be a very, very unfortunate opponent for Lithuania. Barea will waste no time with penetrations and his teammates will have to deliver from outside. Still, Lithuania, with the right mindset, should be able to close the deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MZT Skopje View Post
    Bwin never give good odds. Bet-at-home better.

    LTU favourite 60/40 according to me. +8 points LTU.
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    actually a shocking defeat against Nigeria might help in this one I believe this time all the players will be 100% focused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGX View Post
    The Lithuanians have only been in the Americas for a couple weeks, so they are probably still losing 15 points a game to the jet lag. The only safe predictions are that if Lithuania loses, their fans will whine about having to get on a plane for the tournament....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wide View Post
    I would not say Lithuania's shooting against Nigeria was bad. It was perfectly acceptable. The three main problems yesterday were turnovers (resulting in easy baskets by Nigeria), perimeter defense and rebounding. The last factor was key. Nigeria got 10 offensive rebounds, Kalnietis and the whole team never got into fast-break rhythm. Athleticism played a part, but Lithuania should be able to handle it through teamwork and skill. The problems are perhaps both systematic (defense) and fatigue/motivation related (turnovers).
    I agree. You are precisely correct. Shooting was not their problem overall although Kalnietis did have a miserable day from the field.


    Quote Originally Posted by Illegal2k10 View Post
    actually a shocking defeat against Nigeria might help in this one I believe this time all the players will be 100% focused.
    It better help, because it's certainly left Lithuanian basketball with a long-term black eye.

    Last edited by Hepcat; 07-05-2012 at 03:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illegal2k10 View Post
    actually a shocking defeat against Nigeria might help in this one I believe this time all the players will be 100% focused.
    Yes, remember last year? We lost to Macedonia, but then played quite well against Slovenia and Greece to take 5th place. I hope that that's what'll happen for the next couple of days.

    I really hope Kemzura puts Dulkys into his game plan. That guy's a good defender, athletic, fast and can shoot the ball, can pass, can rebound. If he worked his ass off in the last friendly to make the team, then why can't he play?

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    GO Boricuans!

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    I think Puerto Rico will loose by +15...
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    16 free throws in the last 4 minutes...
    Puerto Rico had 20 the whole game

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    Cmon PRSURF, you can do better than that. Puerto Rico can win this game, dont matter how tough Lithuania is.

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    Close game but PR is not consistent, and Barea/Arroyo cant star the game

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    Go Porto Riko ! beat losers lithaunia who thinks they best!! !

    sorry we beat you after that

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