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    Lithuania didn't show up..
    centrebet (australian bookie) calculated my bet as void..

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    Lithuania Australia 0-2 Sport+

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    unbelievable, FIBA really is a shitty organization

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    Lithuanian girls are in San Paulo! Finally! They have already lost to Australia yesterday 0-2 and today will be facing Canada Watch out, they are very hungry and angry - you know what it means when we talk about women! Now, they will be very dangerous to any opponent! (until the moment they get a mental and physical breakdown..) I guess, they will have some power left for a game or two, and then we greet them home

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    Lithuania outplayed Canada.
    After 1st: 24-10
    2nd: 46-22
    3rd: 66-42
    final: 84-58
    Lithuania led in all statistics.

    Edit: not in all statistics

    2pts: Kanada 17/43 (40%) - Lietuva 20/42 (48%)

    3pts: Kanada 3/13 (23%) - Lietuva 8/19 (42%)

    1pts: Kanada 15/20 (75%) - Lietuva 20/33 (61%)

    fouls: Kanada 29 - Lietuva 18

    steals: Kanada 6 - Lietuva 9

    turnovers: Kanada 21 - Lietuva 11

    reabounds: Kanada 27 - Lietuva 32

    blocks: Kanada 1 - Lietuva 5

    assists: Kanada 6 - Lietuva 12
    Last edited by re5pectas; 09-14-2006 at 01:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by re5pectas
    Lithuania outplayed Canada.
    After 1st: 24-10
    2nd: 46-22
    3rd: 66-42
    final: 84-58
    Lithuania led in all statistics.
    It was very nice game by Lithuania NT. As our head coach said: "Girls are going to rip apart all their opponents."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Algaxy
    It was very nice game by Lithuania NT. As our head coach said: "Girls are going to rip apart all their opponents."
    this game was better than any game by our men in Japan. it was the kind of basketball we should be playing..

    seriously, I sincerely think so. the quality of preparation seemed simply unbelievable. let's hope it was not a fluke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kestas
    this game was better than any game by our men in Japan. it was the kind of basketball we should be playing..

    seriously, I sincerely think so. the quality of preparation seemed simply unbelievable. let's hope it was not a fluke.
    Absolutely agree with you. But let's wait for more serious opponents, who will be Spain, Brazil and Argentina...

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    Sao Paulo (FIBA World Championship for Women) - The teams from Australia, Argentina, Brazil and Canada launched a protest against the result of the game Lithuania – Australia. The FIBA Jury of Appeal, which met today in Barueri on the case, decided unanimously that all four (4) appeals be dismissed and that the final score of the game B1 and the classification of Group B be confirmed as per the decision taken by the Technical Committee of FIBA. The details of the case and the reasons for the decision are outlined here:
    http://www.fiba.com/pages/en/news/pr...nMonth=&nYear=

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    This is a fair decision as it is not in the spirit of sport to make such complaints especially when the circumstances are out of your control.

    Shame on you Australia, Argentina, Brazil and Canada

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    Argentina is the dirtiest team in the worl

    "It was a very nervous match, a lot of violent plays. Never seen something like this. Two of my players got seriously injured, one of them got punched in the mouth, there was a lot of blood. Much of this is because the game was very important for both sides, who needed to win to pass to the next phase". (A. Paulauskas, Lithuania's
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    "We fought a lot to get to Brasil and participate on this tournament and now we want to be among the world's best eight teams. Our fierce play today against Argentina will be on court tomorrow against Spain. The match with Argentina was a bit violent, Sulciute had problems in her anckle, and Valuzyte got punched hard on the mouth. But we hope to have them both tomorrow against Spain, for it is a key match for us". (Valentiene, Lithuania's guard)


    Any Lits know the status of these players for tonights VERY important game vs Spain ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by zik013
    Any Lits know the status of these players for tonights VERY important game vs Spain ??
    Valuzyte is ok (she finished the game yesterday), while Sulciute looked in deep trouble yesterday. you know, crying and stuff.. you sorta get used to it, for women game crying seems to be a normal thing.. anyways, no news about her (as far as I know), but it did not look promising yesterday at all.. and she's very important as we have problems with centers..

    btw, Streimikyte also fel hard on her back in the last quarter. it looked terrible, but she was ok..

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    Lithuania 55 : Spain 75

    Sulciute did not play so basically we played without a center most of the time. I think this is only possible in Women basketball and in NBA
    wait, we did have a center in Razmaite.. she was pretty effective on paper, but it did not seem that way from the game. indeed we miss Baranauskaite and Marciauskaite badly. I think Baranauskaite is considerably better than Sulciute. Marciauskaite could have been helpfull too, but who cares now.

    overall we won the first quarter by 4. then lost second one by 5, third - by 9 and fourth by 10. trend was there for all to see. out of gas, I presume.. Spain ran like crazy up till the very end. good performance.

    however..

    Valdemoro got 52% of Spain's points (39 out of 75, would you believe it), which, again, could probably happen only in NBA or in Women basketball.. sick.

    I also had doubts about the refs, but who cares as we stood no chances anyways. our players seemed tired in the second half, which is not surprising. coaches relied mostly on 7 players up to this match and today they only used 7 players overall! this is insane. I don't even think this could happen in NBA overall 7 players saw playing time, but one of them (and my favourite LTU player. after Bimbaite maybe ) - Valuzyte - had a black day finishing with -1 index rating. I hope this strategy of bringing a couple of kids instead of known players (16 and 17 year old players are in Brasil for LTU) will pay dividends in the future, coz now it seems as if we could do with someone who can actually play.. anyways, today the coach clearly overrelied on Valuzyte. there were options on the bench, but they were not even tried. in the light of this maybe it's better that those teens are sitting on the bench and not a couple of additional vets with their own ambitions and stuff like that..

    btw, rebounds were only lost by 24 to 29, which shows we have good forwards. anyways, one more good center would have helped (to lose by less than 10 )

    so basically we'll play US (or Chech Republic, if half of US players are being food poisoned as I write this) and that's only if Australia beats Argentina. otherwise we will not make it to the top 8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kestas

    overall we won the first quarter by 4. then lost second one by 5, third - by 9 and fourth by 10. trend was there for all to see. out of gas, I presume.. Spain ran like crazy up till the very end. good performance.

    however..

    Valdemoro got 52% of Spain's points (39 out of 75, would you believe it), which, again, could probably happen only in NBA or in Women basketball.. sick.
    I've watched Spain yesterday, they've played a great game... especially Valdemoro....
    they've totally outrunned Canada yesterday, and they've had a very good shooting night which I find kind of unusual for women basketball...
    ofcourse Canada is way from being a medal contender but still...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picek
    I've watched Spain yesterday, they've played a great game... especially Valdemoro....
    they've totally outrunned Canada yesterday, and they've had a very good shooting night which I find kind of unusual for women basketball...
    ofcourse Canada is way from being a medal contender but still...
    good shooting is a typical feature of women basketball imho. they at least are not worse shooters than men. sure, men may be faster with their release and stuff like that, but actual percentages are very simmilar if not the same. that's just imho..

    regarding Spain, Valdemoro seems to be their weakness, actually. what would they do if a player who scores half of their points suddenly gets injuried or stuff like that.. however good they were today, without Valdemoro finishing their brakes and going for the hoop against three Lithuanians (and scoring with a foul), they would have a good fight on their hands against Lithuania.
    on the other hand, other teams have leaders as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kestas
    Lithuania 55 : Spain 75

    Sulciute did not play so basically we played without a center most of the time.
    will she play today against US ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picek
    will she play today against US ?
    No, she wont. Sulciute is out of the tournament as well as backup guard Ela Briedyte, who got injured in first game vs Canada.

    BTW, hottie in my avatar is Ausra Bimbaite from Lithuanian NT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zalgirinis
    No, she wont. Sulciute is out of the tournament as well as backup guard Ela Briedyte, who got injured in first game vs Canada.

    BTW, hottie in my avatar is Ausra Bimbaite from Lithuanian NT
    do you think we are in a position to win at least one of the remaining games? I mean, we have 6th place to deffend (taken 8 years ago - you know, for the FIBA rankings..). next game is against Spain (I think they played against Spain in last years Eurobasket as well, not to mention this tournament) and the other one - against Czech Republic or France.

    and btw, did you watch the USA game? I overslept. why did Streimikyte finish with -5 rating? was she doubleguarded or something? though she shot nine times and missed all shots.. and she only had 16 minutes of play.. our kids played substantial minutes though - nice! it's actually pretty strange we only lost by 34 anyways, I suspect it was Streimikyte's worst performance ever in the LTU NT. Bimbaite was the most effective player for us - very cool, but also somewhat worrying.... other players are underperforming, compared to the begining of the tournament..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kestas
    do you think we are in a position to win at least one of the remaining games? I mean, we have 6th place to deffend (taken 8 years ago - you know, for the FIBA rankings..). next game is against Spain (I think they played against Spain in last years Eurobasket as well, not to mention this tournament) and the other one - against Czech Republic or France.

    and btw, did you watch the USA game?
    I wasnt following this championship too much. Saw games only vs Canada, Senegal and half game vs Brasil, so I dont can we win one more game. Without Sulciute its a hard task unless Spain or other team we meet later would be unmotivated. I didnt like our coach strategy all the time using only 7 players and getting others exhausted even in meaningless minutes.

    I didnt see game vs USA, didnt sleep much two nights before, so I knew if I managed to stay till this one I would get asleep after 3 minutes

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