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Federoy
02-26-2018, 07:03 AM
Is anyone aware of any exhibition games played before this phase of qualifying? I know the US played Mexico in a friendly in Los Angeles during the NBA All-star weekend, but it doesn't appear most NTs have time to scrimmage. Thoughts?

BiHBasket
06-23-2018, 09:40 AM
Croatia - Bosnia and Herzegovina played yesterday. Croatia had Bogdanovic, Saric and Zubac in their team


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoVpLzU33AM

Stats
http://www.fibalivestats.com/u/HKS/886086/bs.html

Dtown
06-23-2018, 01:39 PM
Canada beat up on China yesterday 97-62

http://theprovince.com/sports/basketball/team-canada-crushes-china-97-62-in-pacific-rim-classic-basketball-tilt

mojo13
06-23-2018, 04:21 PM
Canada beat up on China yesterday 97-62

http://theprovince.com/sports/basketball/team-canada-crushes-china-97-62-in-pacific-rim-classic-basketball-tilt


I wouldn’t read to much into it. China has apparently split their teams into two to give some younger guys experience leading up to the world Cup. I wouldn’t say Canada was looking too crisp just that the talent disparity was immense. Good to see RJ look like he belongs as the starting SG even at 18 years old. At least with this roster.

CHBB
06-23-2018, 04:29 PM
Glad to see Croatia has those guys. It would be a crime if they weren't in the World Cup, as good as they are.

mojo13
06-25-2018, 05:34 PM
Canada smashed China's "Blue" team again last night. Not much to read out of this but a few quick hit observations.

- Sure hoping Kelly Olynyk was just being rested and not hurt - didnt play last night and not much on Friday
-Expected Canada to be more serious in its prep efforts, with tighter, real game like rotations
- But this Chinese team was very weak & the talent gap was huge
- Phil Scrubb not with team last night is worrying (supposedly working out with the Wizards and will be on their SummerLeague team)). CoJo better be playing as our PG situation could be ugly
- Impressed with 18 year olds RJ Barrett & Andrew Nembhard as both belonged out there. RJ was player of the game - and looks like our best 2 guard.
- China sucked was a little dirty & the FIBA game is way rougher than NBA. Clearly it frustrates our guys. Or is the book on Canada just to rough them up to get them off their game and slow down their athleticism?
- Olivier Hanlan didn’t play in either game. Wondering if hurt?
- 3pt shooting & wing play was fantastic. Defense pretty good both games too. Still fairly week inside defense but hopefully Khem Birch helps there.
- But still fairly sloppy play. Not crisp at all. Just overwhelmed China with so much more talent. Should do the same with DR & USVI
- Would really liked to see KO out there more building chemistry with Brooks, RJ, Powell who with CoJo, I think should be the starters vs DR
- with this much talent on home soil, both these upcoming games should be blowouts. Points matter here so hopefully the step on the gas

JGX
06-26-2018, 12:50 AM
Nigeria and the Ivory Coast split a pair of friendlies, Ivorians winning the first game 68-66 and Nigeria winning the rematch 79-60. Apparently the Nigerians are still waiting for some players to arrive.

Article on the first game, scoring totals listed with the players first names for some reason:
http://sport-ivoire.ci/basketball/la-c%C3%B4te-d%E2%80%99ivoire-s%E2%80%99impose-face-au-nig%C3%A9ria

There was a tournament in Istanbul that included some African and Asian teams (but not Turkey). Cameroon won with a perfect 5-0 record. "Unknown Team" is Bahrain:
http://moltenistanbulcup.nbn23.com/en/calendar?league=5b2246d9-73bc-4230-ac84-48d70a000007

Federoy
06-26-2018, 01:57 AM
Nigeria and the Ivory Coast split a pair of friendlies, Ivorians winning the first game 68-66 and Nigeria winning the rematch 79-60. Apparently the Nigerians are still waiting for some players to arrive.

Article on the first game, scoring totals listed with the players first names for some reason:
http://sport-ivoire.ci/basketball/la-c%C3%B4te-d%E2%80%99ivoire-s%E2%80%99impose-face-au-nig%C3%A9ria

There was a tournament in Istanbul that included some African and Asian teams (but not Turkey). Cameroon won with a perfect 5-0 record. "Unknown Team" is Bahrain:
http://moltenistanbulcup.nbn23.com/en/calendar?league=5b2246d9-73bc-4230-ac84-48d70a000007

Great finds! I knew about the Molten Cup in Istanbul, but not the Nigeria-Ivory Coast match-ups.

CHBB
06-26-2018, 01:58 AM
That has to be a pretty big win for the Ivory Coast. It seems like Nigeria, Tunisia, Angola, and Egypt always emerge out of Africa other than 2014 with Senegal.

Now that there's five spots though things should get more interesting. The smart money is on those four plus Senegal but I don't think it's a lock.

The real question is, will any of these lower-level African NTs ever overtake Egypt and Tunisia?

Federoy
06-26-2018, 02:07 AM
Here's another hidden exhibition:

Sunday
Rwanda 68-81 Mozambique

Saturday
Rwanda 93-88 Mozambique

JGX
06-28-2018, 01:49 AM
Nigeria rolled Benin 105-42 today.

Tunisia, Mali, Congo, and UAE played a tournament in Tunis, won by the hosts:
https://www.basketmali.com/le-mali-termine-2e-derriere-la-tunisie-qui-remporte-le-tournoi-de-tunis/

BiHBasket
09-03-2018, 03:38 PM
Finland played vs Latvia, and in Wednesday they will play vs Lithuania. Boxscore:
https://basket.sites.avoine.com/site/assets/files/22628/fiba_box_score_fin_vs_lva_31_elokuu.pdf

There will be tournament in France(home team, Montenegro, Greece) and in Germany(home team, Turkey, Italy, Czech Republic).

Bosnia and Herzegovina and Belgium will play preparation game in Bosnia. Belgium will not come just for that game, they will have their own preparations in Bosnia, second time in a year, as it seems they like it here.

Miškinis
09-03-2018, 08:38 PM
Finland played vs Latvia, and in Wednesday they will play vs Lithuania. Boxscore:
https://basket.sites.avoine.com/site/assets/files/22628/fiba_box_score_fin_vs_lva_31_elokuu.pdf


Lithuanian NT has delayed the preparation camp. Thus, Finland will play against Vilnius Perlas club (farmer club of Vilnius Rytas).

BiHBasket
09-05-2018, 12:52 PM
Tourunament in Russia(home team, Poland, Israel).


Tonight Croatia and Slovenia will play first of their two matches, tonight game will be on HTV2 tv channel.

Straight forward
09-05-2018, 04:31 PM
Tourunament in Russia(home team, Poland, Israel).


Tonight Croatia and Slovenia will play first of their two matches, tonight game will be on HTV2 tv channel.

If you'll have a link, please share it.

BiHBasket
09-05-2018, 06:00 PM
If you'll have a link, please share it.

I have that channel on my cable, but if you google "HRT 2 uživo" or "HTV 2 uživo", you will find many links.

Game should start at any moment, anthems were there already.

Straight forward
09-05-2018, 06:45 PM
Slovenian young players are playing well, shares the ball nicely, shoots with confidence, playing more attractive BB overall. All team Slovenia would be a force in WC.

PS: Rebec is a baller, looks really good.

Italian Pride
09-06-2018, 10:03 AM
Slovenian young players are playing well, shares the ball nicely, shoots with confidence, playing more attractive BB overall. All team Slovenia would be a force in WC.

PS: Rebec is a baller, looks really good.

Yesterday,did you impress Croatia's team?

whats happend with Simon?why didn't he play?

Tomorrow will start Amburog's tournament with Germaby,Turkey,Italy and Czeck Republic,do you know if there will be some streaming?

Straight forward
09-06-2018, 05:02 PM
Yesterday,did you impress Croatia's team?


Croatia is trying to emphasize the game based on their stars too much, yet they started to play well only when other players stepped up and they started to share the ball. Saric was doing a nice job sharing the ball, Bogdanovic was chucking a little too much, Zizic looked good and Mustapič shot the ball well. My impression was that Croatia's team BB was shallow and predictable. Slovenia looked much more attractive.

Picek
09-07-2018, 09:55 PM
Turkey with an easy 100-79 win against Germany in Hamburg:
http://live.fibaeurope.com/www/Game.aspx?acc=3&gameID=144351&lng=en

was this Wilbekin debut?

Czech Republic won easily 87-80 against Italy on the same tournament:
https://www.basketball-bund.de/wp-content/uploads/VTG-Supercup-CZE-ITA-Boxscore.pdf

France beat Montenegro 83-66

Finland won in Latvia 86-84

Poland won against Israel on tournament in Russia, 84-76

thiago94
09-08-2018, 10:56 AM
Turkey with an easy 100-79 win against Germany in Hamburg:
http://live.fibaeurope.com/www/Game.aspx?acc=3&gameID=144351&lng=en

was this Wilbekin debut?

It wasn´t as easy as the result says. We collapsed in the last minutes, before we played a rock solid game, while missing eight of our key players + two NBA rookies - plus the opponent has a enormous shooting day. Turkey has a great squad with an unscrupulous backcourt (Wilbekin, Korkmaz and Osman) supplemented with a frontcourt made for this kind of backcourt. They lack a bit of deepness in their roster, but I guess they missed also some players (Duverioglu, Guler, etc....?). In two, three years Turkey could play for medals in the big tournaments again.

Edit: Wilbekin had to leave the game with an injury in the fourth quarter. Don´t know if its something serious...

Italian Pride
09-08-2018, 05:27 PM
It wasn´t as easy as the result says. We collapsed in the last minutes, before we played a rock solid game, while missing eight of our key players + two NBA rookies - plus the opponent has a enormous shooting day. Turkey has a great squad with an unscrupulous backcourt (Wilbekin, Korkmaz and Osman) supplemented with a frontcourt made for this kind of backcourt. They lack a bit of deepness in their roster, but I guess they missed also some players (Duverioglu, Guler, etc....?). In two, three years Turkey could play for medals in the big tournaments again.

Edit: Wilbekin had to leave the game with an injury in the fourth quarter. Don´t know if its something serious...

eight?Lo,Zipser,Pleiss,Theis then?

we won 71-62 against Germany

great game by Nicolò Melli 20+10

the_black_planet
09-08-2018, 05:41 PM
eight?Lo,Zipser,Pleiss,Theis then?

we won 71-62 against Germany

great game by Nicolò Melli 20+10


Voigtmann for sure who plays with Baskonia in preseason.

Italian Pride
09-08-2018, 05:45 PM
Voigtmann for sure who plays with Baskonia in preseason.

Right

thiago94
09-08-2018, 10:05 PM
eight?Lo,Zipser,Pleiss,Theis then?

we won 71-62 against Germany

great game by Nicolò Melli 20+10

Benzing, Voigtmann, Saibou and Obst. The last two players are maybe no key players, but they are way stronger than Akpinar and Doreth. Grof is a solid second division player, I have no clue what he is doing in the national team. Not to forget our NBA Rookies Moe Wagner, Isaiah Hartenstein and Isaac Bonga.

Best roster:
PG Schröder/Lo/Bonga
SG Obst/Saibou or Tadda
SF Zipser/Benzing or Giffey
PF Kleber/Barthel
C Voigtmann/Theis/Pleiss

Barthel could be replaced by Moe Wagner and Pleiss by Hartenstein.

Actual roster:
PG Schröder/Doreth/Grof
SG Akpinar/Tadda
SF Giffey/Jallow
PF Kleber/Barthel
C Thiemann/Zirbes/Seiferth

But all teams are missing players, so no reason to cry, I just want to keep in mind we miss some talent and that our current players didn´t make a bad job based on their abilities.

Obina
09-09-2018, 03:02 PM
Serbia-Hungary 99:43

Bogdanović 14, Jović 13, Bjelica 15, Lučić 10, Milutinov 12, Kalinić 6, Simonović 2, Nedović 14, Jelovac 2, Luković 2, Avramović 6, Djoković 3.
DNP: Micic, Raduljica, Milosavljevic

Serbian_Layup
09-10-2018, 07:35 AM
To be fair to Hungary, they missed 4-5 best players.

As for us, there are few new interesting things to see:

1. Milutinov's connection with Jović/Bogdanović in pick&roll sets and his effectiveness in the post, because now he is going to have a couple of great passers around him who can set things up for him and make a well timed entry pass to the post. Having Bjelica who's become such a great weapon from the three point range will only help him in this regard by stretching the floor. Milutinov is the perfect complimentary piece for this team, his athleticism, rim protection, passing (an underrated aspect of his game) fit our needs defensively and work great with our motion offense.

2. I was looking forward to seeing Todorović playing alongside Bogdanović, but he won't be available in this window. Big attention to this guy, a perfect back-up for Bogdan. He is not elite at anything, but does everything very well. He's got a really sweet game. Right now, with Bogdan, Teo, Jović and Nedović, he figures as the fifth guard in our rotation. Athleticism and physicality will get him minutes at SF, depending on the match-up. If he is going to be our fifth best guard, then our depth in the backcourt is for real. What makes it even better is that most of them are versatile and capable of playing multiple positions. This team in full health plus Jokić might become an epitome of positionless motion offense which is where modern basketball is heading towards.

3. Great to see Bjelica back, that is just huge...

4. Kalinić/Lučić combo at the forward spot. They should form an an energetic, powerful duo for 40 minutes of relentless running, rebounding, defensive intensity, transition and cutting to the basket (especially with Jokić on floor). Plus they are both able to hit open shots, post up and put the ball on the floor.