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sinobball
07-01-2012, 07:32 PM
Date: 07.02.2012
Time: 19:30 local time

sixama23
07-02-2012, 12:03 AM
Venezuela has the home court advantage. But Nigeria is more athletic and has a lot of depth inside the paint.

Mojado wrote on Nigeria NT threat that Tony Skinn is sick.
Regarding he is OK for tonight's game, I can see an upset on this one.
I am a big fan of Greivis but I will pick Nigeria over Venezuela :)

Khalid80
07-02-2012, 07:18 AM
I don't know what to make of this game to be honest. Nigeria's roster has had many changes and is difficult to predict even though this years' roster imo is much better than in previous years...

I believe this will be the closest game of the day.
I think Nigeria will win the game by a 3 point margin.

Bold Prediction: Nigeria 79 - 76 Venezuela

Tasos Peiraias
07-02-2012, 07:29 AM
Yes,very close game,
but I believe that Venezuela
will win,because of the home
court advantage.

Mojado
07-02-2012, 09:04 AM
+10 for Venezuela if their coach is smart enough to get Nigeria's PG into foul-trouble.

sixama23
07-02-2012, 09:14 AM
+10 for Venezuela if their coach is smart enough to get Nigeria's PG into foul-trouble.

Bakare should be clever enough to protect his PGs (Skinn, Dagunduro). None of these two should guard Vasquez...

Any update about Skinn's condition?

Shawshank
07-02-2012, 11:41 AM
The only game in first day that could be interesting and eaqual...All other first days games is boring,because everybody of us can say the winners.Russia,Macedonia,Greece easy wins... This group with lithuania,venezuala,nigeria is strongest in my eyes,all 3 teams have tools and players to compete.In other groups there 2 teams and 3 is for blow outs...
Seeing this one close win for venezuala because of home court edge

Mojado
07-02-2012, 11:48 AM
Bakare should be clever enough to protect his PGs (Skinn, Dagunduro). None of these two should guard Vasquez...

Any update about Skinn's condition?

Bakare is so "clever" to bring only one true PG in - So no, I dont see him being so clever to let someone else guard Vasquez, except if Skinn is not going to feel better today and sits on the bench.

macleopard13
07-02-2012, 12:09 PM
Venezuela is going to win its first game, even if it'll have to fight Nigeria tooth and claw. They have home court advantage and fans, too. It will be a tough game, but Venezuela will pull it through.

rocketstar47
07-02-2012, 12:14 PM
Its difficult to predict in this game, Both teams has players with World championship experience.
Venezuela has couple of veterans in their roster as well as Nigeria most of the players in their roster
are athletic.

Tasos Peiraias
07-02-2012, 12:24 PM
Group B is the 2nd most unpredictable,
under Group D.:rolleyes:

Dtown
07-02-2012, 02:23 PM
I'm going to say Venezuela wins a tight one riding their home crowd. If it was a neutral court I'd probably say Nigeria.

mochoso
07-02-2012, 06:38 PM
Nigeria will win

Rotela
07-02-2012, 07:40 PM
Anyone have the links and time for the game. I am hoping Nigeria wins this one, but Venezuela are playing at home so they might have the advantage.....

Dtown
07-02-2012, 07:50 PM
Anyone have the links and time for the game. I am hoping Nigeria wins this one, but Venezuela are playing at home so they might have the advantage.....

http://www.sportlemon.tv/c-6.html should have every game in the tournament.

As for time, don't know what time zone you're in but it will be coming on at 8 pm Eastern Standard Time so adjust accordingly.

Raze Lupin
07-02-2012, 07:55 PM
Nigeria and that is a total guess!!

Rotela
07-02-2012, 08:35 PM
Thanks, I'm in London England.

JGX
07-02-2012, 11:48 PM
Greivis Vasquez vs. Tony Skinn. A matchup that has been seen at the Kenner League (http://georgetown.patch.com/articles/kenner-league-basketball-at-georgetown-come-for-the-hoops-stay-for-the-scene) several times in the past...

My main prediction for tonight is that Vasquez takes will lead the tournament in "gesticulations" by the end of the game.

Dtown
07-03-2012, 12:02 AM
Lets see if Nigeria can keep it up for Africa.

JGX
07-03-2012, 12:05 AM
Venezuelan anthem sounds like a theme to a 1930's radio show.

Dtown
07-03-2012, 12:14 AM
wow crowd is hype right now.

JGX
07-03-2012, 12:20 AM
My main prediction for tonight is that Vasquez takes will lead the tournament in "gesticulations" by the end of the game.

Two baskets, two gestures to the crowd! I bet I could have pitched a live blog on this subject to Grantland.

CKR13
07-03-2012, 01:05 AM
Ht: 29-27 ven

Dtown
07-03-2012, 01:27 AM
Anybody's game here 51-50 Venezuela end of the third.

JGX
07-03-2012, 01:27 AM
51-50 Vens after three...might have missed a chance to put Nigeria away that quarter. Don't think either team has given Lithuania much to worry about.

JGX
07-03-2012, 01:36 AM
Vladivostok doesn't quite have the same appeal as the other cities on the FIBA 3x3 tour.

JGX
07-03-2012, 01:52 AM
Wow, Romero makes up for all his ugly threes and dropped passes with a big block on Ibekwe.

Dtown
07-03-2012, 01:55 AM
Ugly but entertaining game, home team survives. I agree that Lithuania should probably be fine against both.

Also I know it's only been one day but can we just say African Teams >>>>>>> Asian teams in this tournament?

CKR13
07-03-2012, 01:57 AM
Nigeria failing just a bit short of a comeback. Home team got a huge breath of relief in the end.

rocketstar47
07-03-2012, 02:00 AM
Ugly but entertaining game, home team survives. I agree that Lithuania should probably be fine against both.

Also I know it's only been one day but can we just say African Teams >>>>>>> Asian teams in this tournament?

Who won the game?

guilherme.rcf
07-03-2012, 02:02 AM
I was expecting more from Venezuela. The crowd support wont put them in a better level as I believed.

Dtown
07-03-2012, 02:09 AM
Who won the game?

Venezuela 71-69

Federoy
07-03-2012, 02:18 AM
Venezuela 71-69

I didn't get to see the game, but kudos to Nigeria for keeping it close in Venezuela's backyard. I wasn't expecting Venezuela to destroy the Nigerians, but I'm a little surprise, given the home support, that the South Americans weren't able to pull away and secure an easier victory. As others have pointed out, neither team looks like a daunting challenge to Lithuania.