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    Default Ooops! Puerto Rico got too cocky for its own good.

    Puerto Rico lost its first Centrobasket game against Trinidad & Tobago due to its total lack of defense against a T&T team that didn't have anything to lose. Carlos Arroyo had 24 points and PJ Ramos and Renaldo Balkman had 17 each but no one else showed up. 16 of 29 at the free throw line, 32 rebounds to T&T's 46 total (including 18 offensive rebounds) and 18 turnovers by PR made it very hard for them to overcome. The rebound department was crucial, PJ Ramos and Balkman each had 9 each (which isn't much) but Ricky Sanchez had 1 rebound and Nathan Peavy had 3 (which isn't much help). Filiberto Rivera and JJ Barea had 9 points each while playing 28 and 34 mins respectively. On the other hand David Huertas played only 15 mins and had 6 points and 3 rebounds (which is decent for so little time). Also, no one was making the 3 point shots but James Life (which is a long range specialist) only got 1 min of playing time. I think Manolo Cintron did not coach a good game.

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    FAILURE!

    Anything less than winning the gold undefeated in centrobasket is a failure.

    Congrats to trinidad.

    Failure for the admninistration and confirmation of failure from the coach.

    Lets see what is the excuse from Manolo. I wish someone with vision fired manolo before the cycle, now they cant get rid of him.

    They are gonna wait until we underperform on the WC to fire him. By then it will be too late. We have a good team for WC, we should not let him ruin it.

    This is like Joe Santiago coaching Cotto, wish people would learn from others mistakes.


    FEDERATION what's up. Losing against mexico, uruguay and now trinidad tobago. Manolo needs help and he needs it now. He needs to go home.

    He has not had a steady job in BSN for a couple of years do to his incompetence, the team owners know it but the federation does not??

    I dont think manolo makes it past the WC... by then it will be too late!!!!!!!!

    Wake up federation, beltran and diaz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elruso View Post
    Puerto Rico lost its first Centrobasket game against Trinidad & Tobago due to its total lack of defense against a T&T team that didn't have anything to lose. Carlos Arroyo had 24 points and PJ Ramos and Renaldo Balkman had 17 each but no one else showed up. 16 of 29 at the free throw line, 32 rebounds to T&T's 46 total (including 18 offensive rebounds) and 18 turnovers by PR made it very hard for them to overcome. The rebound department was crucial, PJ Ramos and Balkman each had 9 each (which isn't much) but Ricky Sanchez had 1 rebound and Nathan Peavy had 3 (which isn't much help). Filiberto Rivera and JJ Barea had 9 points each while playing 28 and 34 mins respectively. On the other hand David Huertas played only 15 mins and had 6 points and 3 rebounds (which is decent for so little time). Also, no one was making the 3 point shots but James Life (which is a long range specialist) only got 1 min of playing time. I think Manolo Cintron did not coach a good game.
    With all due respect to T&T, there's no way in hell that Puerto Rico with all their experience and firepower should be losing to a team like this. It just seems like PR plays to the level of their competition. They can go out and compete hard against Brazil, Argentina, the Europeans, and give the US a good game for a half or two, but then struggle to beat Jamaica and lose to T&T. I wish I understood what is going on in their camp that makes them have such wild inconsistancies in play.

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    You r right Federoy, you said, Puerto Rico play at the level of the competition.
    Unfortunately, It has been like that for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cardenales View Post
    Puerto Rico play at the level of the competition.
    Even worse, they play absolutely no defense against T&T.

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    our team sucks ass, i just realized that today, i should jump from a cliff.

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    el water me la esta pelando.

    the water is peeling it...

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    Is the Federation planning on leaving Peavy behind and trying to bring huertas along?

    I still pick my team, although i read a nasty rumor that they want to include narvaez in the final team, any truth to that?

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    R_Balkman32: ALL I DO IS WIN WIN WIN



    RENALDO BALKMAN, the patriot!

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    THE BEST OF THE GAME RENALDO BALKMAN CON 14 PTS, 16 REB, 3 STEALS, 3 ASIS, 4 BLOCKS
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    16 free throws in the last 4 minutes...
    Puerto Rico had 20 the whole game

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    Nice to see Balkman playing so well. When he first tried out for Team PR, I was thinking that he would end up as a minor player on the bench. Looks like I was wrong. Of course, we'll see how he does in Turkey where the competition is a lot tougher.
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    Puerto Rico 92 China 76 @World Basketball Festival Basketball showcase.

    Carlos Arroyo had 16 points and 9 assists while Jose Juan Barea had 12 points and 10 assists.

    Click here for the statistics sheet.
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    Larry Ayuso and Christian Dalmau just quit the NT before flying to Germany for the Friendlies. Guillermo Diaz and David Huertas rumored to replace them. Ayuso is suspended for 1 year from all FIBA competition. Rumor has it that he was adamant about starting and getting more minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LFGC79 View Post
    Larry Ayuso and Christian Dalmau just quit the NT before flying to Germany for the Friendlies. Guillermo Diaz and David Huertas rumored to replace them. Ayuso is suspended for 1 year from all FIBA competition. Rumor has it that he was adamant about starting and getting more minutes.
    I could care less if Dalmau leaves, I really wanted David Huertas in the team but I really wanted Ayuso to come from the bench and score some 3s, but well he has helped this team for years always giving his best for Puerto Rico. I hope Guillermo Diaz and David Huertas do the same for us.

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    The Puerto Rican Basketball Federation announced that Guillermo Diaz and David Huertas will replace Larry Ayuso and Christian Dalmau in the Puerto Rican national team that will play in the 2010 FIBA World Championship.
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    It's unfortunate that we won't have Ayuso. Manolo Cintron seems to alienate a lot of his players and this kind of thing only hurts the team. All of a sudden Puerto Rico is not such a great 3-point shooting team.

    Think about it, Barea and Arroyo don't shoot them for high percentages. Carmelo Lee and Ricky Sanchez have to be wide open and need lots of time. The international game does have some of that, and when Ayuso got a good look he was automatic.

    The guys coming off the bench, Vasallo, Diaz, Rivera are inconistent from out there as well. With all of the single elimination games in this tournament, one lackluster or poorly played game, and you lose. Having 3-point shooting means that you might win a game you don't play so well. Now, they have to play more consistent as a team, and we all know how Puerto Rico can play lousy for long stretches.

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    Ayuso absent will hurt a little...here's to hoping el tipo g-mo comes up gunning.
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    team is looking good... great defensive performance so far in the worlds...
    future looking bright for us...
    Arroyo, Barea, Fili
    Vassallo, Huertas
    Galindo, Ubiles
    Sanchez, Peavy, Balkman
    Ramos, JB Diaz

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    As I stated on this forum before: PR always underperforms when playing not in the Americas. I watched them in 2008 in Athens, in 2009 in San Juan and now in Turkey. They are doing great in the Caribbean, they are playing badly away with no fan support. Sorry for that, as I like their streetball-style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -K2- View Post
    team is looking good... great defensive performance so far in the worlds...
    future looking bright for us...
    Arroyo, Barea, Fili
    Vassallo, Huertas
    Galindo, Ubiles
    Sanchez, Peavy, Balkman
    Ramos, JB Diaz
    Filiberto Riveras is nothing compared to Ayuso IMO. He may be younger and more athletic but I don't think he is on par with the great guard tradition that PR has.
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    Someone asked about Raymond Dalmau and his sons, specifically how good a player was daddy..Raymond Dalmau? My name is jose santos and i played for the guaynabo mets on the 1982 championship team. Raymond was a great player and one of the best players in Puerto rico histiory. part of the Quebradillas Piratas dynasty of 3 championships in a row 77-79. Some one asked about his "game" so here it is...Raymond Dalmau was a killer, assassin and a competitor with enormous pride in his game. Ray could do it all, handle, shoot defend and more athletic than people gave him credit for. His Mid-range game was CRAZY! Beautiful jumper, high release above his head and deadly accurate and CLUTCH!! Strong in the post and always battled on the boards..easy double double guy every night. scored from all angles and could dunk it in your face id you slept on him. This was raymond dalmau and it was a pleasure to battle against him, Manny Figueroa and Cesar Fantauzzi, this was a legendary front line and they have my respect. Sincerely...Jose santos.

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