October 31, 2014

France vs. Spain Boxscore: France Stuns Spain in FIBA World Cup 65-52

2014/09/10 3:10 pm

It’s not that France is a bad team, it’s just that Spain is that good.  France was a 17 point underdog going into the game, and instead they pulled out a double-digit win with great passing, outside shots, and interior defense from a young Rudy Gobert. The 22-year old, 7-2 Gobert’s length proved to be a problem for the Gasol brothers in the fourth quarter. The young player Utah Jazz center had a couple high-flying slam dunks in the first […]

USA-Slovenia Boxscore, Recap: U.S. slaughters Slovenia by 43 points

2014/09/09 2:32 pm

After a close first half which saw the United States up just seven points at halftime, the USA exploded in the second half, ultimately beating Slovenia by 43 points — 119-76 —  in what was supposed to be a much more competitive match. Slovenia could not withstand the onslaught. Each of the 12 players on the USA roster scored, led by lay Thompson who continually plays well off the ball.  The other off-the-ball player, Kenneth Faried, recorded a double-double with […]

WNBA Finals Schedule: It’s the Phoenix Mercury vs. Chicago Sky

2014/09/06 7:48 pm

It took a full three games in both the Eastern and Western Conference finals to determine the two contenders for the 2014 WNBA championship title. The Phoenix Mercury in the finals isn’t much of a surprise. The team tied a WNBA regular season record for most wins at 29. They defeated league MVP Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus, Lindsey Whalen and the Minnesota Lynx in a high-powered, star-studded West Finals. The Chicago Sky wasn’t nearly as expected. The team, despite having […]

DubNation Diary: Bravo, Bilbao! Viva Le FIBA!

2014/09/06 11:44 am

HOTEL MELIA, BILBAO, SPAIN — Bob Hill is an assistant coach for Ukraine, under head coach Mike Fratello, whose name you might find familiar as the “Czar of the Telestrator” as an analyst for The NBA on TNT and former celebrated coach of the Dominique Wilkins-era Atlanta Hawks. Hill happens to also have ties with NBA trainer Frank Matrisciano, who made a name for himself as the guy who forced Blake Griffin, among other NBA draftees, to run up the […]

DubNation Diary: Finland’s “Suomi” (Clap-Clap-Clap!)

2014/09/06 7:36 am

BILBAO EXHIBITION CENTRE, BILBAO, SPAIN — Per Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press and confirmed on the premises by the Finns in attendance, 8,000 basketball fans from Finland — aided by Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds, and government officials, according to the report — descended on Bilbao this past week. Although their team narrowly missed an opportunity to advance to the quarterfinals in Barcelona this upcoming week, losing to New Zealand in the final pool play game. It was […]

FIBA World Cup Scores, Remaining Schedule, and Predictions

2014/09/05 9:11 am

After a grueling week of round robin play, the FIBA World Cup has a rare rest day today for the teams that have advanced to the next round. The 16 teams, the top four teams from Groups A, B, C, and D, can prepare themselves for the single-elimination quarterfinals. Eliminated from the preliminary rounds were Afrobasket champions Angola, Egypt, Finland, Asia Champs Iran, Korea, Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Ukraine. All four teams from Asia didn’t advance to the next round.The biggest surprise to […]

Watch FIBA World Cup Live Online: Preliminary Rounds

2014/09/02 7:57 am

It’s the preliminary rounds of the FIBA World Cup tournament as all 24 teams continue jockeying for position in the round robin where the best of the group move onto the next phase of competition. You can watch Day 4 and Day 5 of the FIBA World Cup live online. In our forum you can access a curated list of ways you can watch the World Cup from the comfort of your computer. As far as watching on the television, you have […]

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