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JGX
08-02-2012, 12:19 AM
over/unders:

Andrei Kirilenko FG%: .630
Brazil 3P%: .300
Marcelinho Huertas assists: 7.5

Dtown
08-02-2012, 12:27 AM
Can Brazil redeem themselves, or will Russia make a statement. I'm leaning toward the latter.

macleopard13
08-02-2012, 12:59 AM
Russia will probably win this. Brazil hasn't been doing too well lately. Maybe they're saving energy for the next round :confused:?

usagre
08-02-2012, 11:52 AM
Other than kirilenko brazil has more talent and is better across the board

guilherme.rcf
08-02-2012, 12:03 PM
Huertas averages 9 assists.

In my point of view, this game won't change our luck. Finishing 2nd or 3rd in the group is the same thing. We should care about China.

But... If we beat Russia, I think that we can beat Spain too.

08-02-2012, 04:03 PM
Finally a nice first quarter for Brazil. And a couple of three pointers as well. Looking good so far.

Dtown
08-02-2012, 04:04 PM
Brazil finally looking like the Brazil we expected, perhaps they were overlooking the Brits and Aussies, or maybe they were wake up calls.

Buzissa
08-02-2012, 04:05 PM
BBC commentators must work on the pronunciation of Brazilian players names:).
Brazil looks good. Playing great defense, like in the game against GB.

08-02-2012, 04:10 PM
BBC commentators must work on the pronunciation of Brazilian players names:).
Brazil looks good. Playing great defense, like in the game against GB.

Sometimes I can't believe how Magnano can make this guys play defense like this. The guy sure has a gift in this department.

08-02-2012, 04:19 PM
It was too good to be true. Bad second quarter. Brazil 8 x 16 Russia so far, with 4 minutes remaning.

Edit: Anyway, this looks like a game that will remain close until the very end.

Richey666
08-02-2012, 04:26 PM
Huertas thinks he's Tony Parker and keeps missing these weird floaters.

Dtown
08-02-2012, 04:29 PM
Brazil finally looking like the Brazil we expected, perhaps they were overlooking the Brits and Aussies, or maybe they were wake up calls.

And then Russia asserts itself :p

Chopin
08-02-2012, 04:41 PM
Huertas thinks he's Tony Parker and keeps missing these weird floaters.

Well... He still has better field goal % in most FIBA competitions than Parker, not to mention asists avarage...

Brazil has some decend NBA players, but their players are still worse than russians, at least in my eyes... So Russia will probably win this game quite easily.

edit: Russia started playing really stupid, Brazil is back in the game...

Buzissa
08-02-2012, 05:20 PM
Shved hurt Russia with his decision making in the last couple of minutes. Very good game so far. Tied with 3:40 to go.

mochoso
08-02-2012, 05:20 PM
What a game! I hope Brasil gets the W

Chopin
08-02-2012, 05:24 PM
Brazil started playing much better when Splitter, Huertas, Nene and Varejao were not in the game, Taylor surprised me. That is going to be a big upset if Brazil wins.

Great plays by Shved and Huertas!

Buzissa
08-02-2012, 05:30 PM
Shved made up for his mistakes. Big three to tie the game. Previously he made a mid-range jumper and had a great assist, also.

Pleasant
08-02-2012, 05:31 PM
Ouch. Bad subbing late in the game: Huertas comes back in and immediately commits a turnover, then Barbosa comes out and Shved knocks down an instant three.

Chopin
08-02-2012, 05:35 PM
Fridzoooooooooon ;)

Great game, especially the end!

Buzissa
08-02-2012, 05:35 PM
Unbelievable shot by Fridzon!

Dtown
08-02-2012, 05:36 PM
Hoooooly Shit and he got fouled!

Pleasant
08-02-2012, 05:38 PM
Brilliant end! Good game towards the end :)

Buzissa
08-02-2012, 05:42 PM
Ouch. Bad subbing late in the game: Huertas comes back in and immediately commits a turnover, then Barbosa comes out and Shved knocks down an instant three.

Even though Taylor had made some key plays, Huertas is still better than him. He then scored the go ahead bucket. Barbosa was subbed by Garcia, which makes sense, to defend Shved, who then brilliantly exploited the mismatch with Nene to score a big three. So, no blame on Magnano in this one.

uRAgan
08-02-2012, 05:44 PM
bad game , good result

Khalid80
08-02-2012, 05:45 PM
Game of the tournament so far! Both teams deserve to win to be honest but that 3 PT of Fridzon at the end was epic!

(Both teams did miss a lot of FT's though)

Hepcat
08-02-2012, 05:50 PM
Wow! Exciting game!

:cool:

Dtown
08-02-2012, 05:51 PM
Even though Brazil lost this kind of restores my faith in them, they could definitely give France (or on the off chance Argentina) a great fight.

pohani komarac
08-02-2012, 06:14 PM
Epic finish!!!

guilherme.rcf
08-02-2012, 06:26 PM
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Not a big deal though.

GustavoGanso
08-02-2012, 10:07 PM
Russia in last two years just lost to France in last semi-finals of euro 2011...

to me they are just behind USA and Spain.

this game was a great lesson to our team, today was the time to lose, 2nd or 3rd place, whatever, ARG or FRANCE? is the same... i prefer France on 4 finals.

Federoy
08-03-2012, 02:44 AM
I have to say, Russia-Brazil put on one of the best performances I've ever since. I think only Manu's buzzer beater against Serbia & Montenegro in 2004 had a better finish!

jiggawhat
08-03-2012, 08:42 PM
I still believe Brazil is going to get 2nd place. France lacks big men, Argentina lacks depth, Russia lacks athleticism, and Lithuania is old

Chopin
08-03-2012, 09:58 PM
I still believe Brazil is going to get 2nd place. France lacks big men, Argentina lacks depth, Russia lacks athleticism, and Lithuania is old

Russia doesnt lack athleticism and France has decend big men, they are both better teams. Spain and Argentina are also a level or even two above them, not to mention USA. For me it would be quite a surprise if Brazil manages to go to 1/2 finals and fight for medals.