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Thread: [Round 1 - Day 1 - Group B] Spain - Serbia

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    Serbia a better team, Bjelica player of the game, IDEMO SRBIJA!

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    Spain's crappy preparation schedule made them soft. Serbia had a much tougher prep schedule and they were battle-hardened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoachZ View Post
    It is very important that we split the draw with Spain. The worst that can happen is that we are on the same side, because the second game will be a whole another monster. So we should go for 1, and send Spain to the bottom of the draw in knockout. I still prefer France in the Semis to Spain.
    Interesting, why is that so?
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    That's funny shit.I cant believe there are sports fans thinking like it.It's like Federer losing to random Japanese player in round 1 of French Open but tournament director stepping in and saying "hey it was a fluke win who wants to watch a random Japanese guy in next round,Federer qualifies"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joško Poljak Fan View Post
    Interesting, why is that so?
    Well I think we have France's number for quite some time now, we even beat them in the prep game in Belgrade where we exposed the weak rotation at guard. Parker is a phenomenal player but he has shown for some years now that any time he gets over 22-23 minutes in continuity he loses a lot of his value and makes mistakes, forces shots etc. Same story like Gasol/Reyes today. We have to run at Parker, and with him not on the floor we have a big advantage in the backcourt.

    I also think on the coaching/tactical side they are not close to Spain either. Spain will be a completely different team in the second game vs them. If we get the first spot in the group we might run into them only in the Final game, and if we get there then it's mission accomplished already. I like how we matchup vs France, they have a very athletic frontcourt but none of them are pure scorers to be able to put a dent in our weak D at C (outside of Kuzmic who seems adequate). With Westerman being backup PG, and forcing De Colo to run with ball more once Parker is tired, we will shorten their backcourt rotation and have a decent chance to repeat last year.

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    One of the most important difference between two teams is the coach.
    Djordjevic got all the benefits from his players, but Scariolo - terrible coach imo - did nothing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoachZ View Post
    Well I think we have France's number for quite some time now, we even beat them in the prep game in Belgrade where we exposed the weak rotation at guard. Parker is a phenomenal player but he has shown for some years now that any time he gets over 22-23 minutes in continuity he loses a lot of his value and makes mistakes, forces shots etc. Same story like Gasol/Reyes today. We have to run at Parker, and with him not on the floor we have a big advantage in the backcourt.

    I also think on the coaching/tactical side they are not close to Spain either. Spain will be a completely different team in the second game vs them. If we get the first spot in the group we might run into them only in the Final game, and if we get there then it's mission accomplished already. I like how we matchup vs France, they have a very athletic frontcourt but none of them are pure scorers to be able to put a dent in our weak D at C (outside of Kuzmic who seems adequate). With Westerman being backup PG, and forcing De Colo to run with ball more once Parker is tired, we will shorten their backcourt rotation and have a decent chance to repeat last year.
    that would be perfect revenge for 2005
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    Makes sense CoachZ. I forgot that you already played 2 games against them, that ussualy exposes some issues.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon_Koncak View Post
    That's funny shit.I cant believe there are sports fans thinking like it.It's like Federer losing to random Japanese player in round 1 of French Open but tournament director stepping in and saying "hey it was a fluke win who wants to watch a random Japanese guy in next round,Federer qualifies"

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    Quote Originally Posted by christodoulou76 View Post
    Spain's crappy preparation schedule made them soft. Serbia had a much tougher prep schedule and they were battle-hardened.
    Agreed. .. They didn't play any serious opponent
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    Quote Originally Posted by slice me nice View Post
    He was like that in his first year in Laboral.
    I remember in 2010, when Teodosic killed us with his long three, a young Bjelica played a great great game and he was only 21.

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    This game was amazing! A great way to start the competition!

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    Spain is a very powerful team and after reading these threads we can see that there are many people who love to talk about Spain. Spain is one of my favorite teams and I love to read about it.

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