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Thread: Day 3, Round 2 - Group F: China - Qatar

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    Default Day 3, Round 2 - Group F: China - Qatar

    Winner of this game tops the group and will face the #4 seed in Group E, most likely India; while the loser of this game will face the #3 seed in Group E, possibly Japan.

    Looking to top the group is great, but it runs the risk of meeting Iran in the semis. Rumor has it that China will try to tank in this game to do just that, but it is VERY highly unlikely. Considering that they're playing from their home crowd, it would be an insult to their fans if they did. Besides, if they're good, they can beat any team anytime. But if they lose here, they lose but they avoid meeting Iran in the semis, plain and simple.
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    Not sure why all on here got salty when the Serbian coach said Gilas lacked any real quality. I mean isn't that glaringly obvious.

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    Surprise, Qatar is tanking

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    Quote Originally Posted by bballcrazy View Post
    Surprise, Qatar is tanking
    That, or they just don't stand a chance.
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    Not sure why all on here got salty when the Serbian coach said Gilas lacked any real quality. I mean isn't that glaringly obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judasmartel View Post
    That, or they just don't stand a chance.
    Obvious tank, they didn't even play their stars.

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    But then again facing Philippines in the semis is also as dangerous if not more than Iran as gilas is peaking at the right time. So really I don't see a valid reason for tanking (Maybe to rest their star players?)

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    I see the strategy in China choosing to be in group C at the start of the tournament. It looks suicidal at first, with all the top teams grouped there. But they are really good and know they can beat most of the teams easily. They want to win the lone spot at Rio or at least qualify for the qualifying tournaments (2 to 4th spot). They need to at least get past the quarterfinals and facing a team like India is much much better than facing Lebanon/ Sokor etc. It really reduces the risk of them playing very well throughout the group stages only to have a freak loss to a stronger team in the quarterfinals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bballcrazy View Post
    I see the strategy in China choosing to be in group C at the start of the tournament. It looks suicidal at first, with all the top teams grouped there. But they are really good and know they can beat most of the teams easily. They want to win the lone spot at Rio or at least qualify for the qualifying tournaments (2 to 4th spot). They need to at least get past the quarterfinals and facing a team like India is much much better than facing Lebanon/ Sokor etc. It really reduces the risk of them playing very well throughout the group stages only to have a freak loss to a stronger team in the quarterfinals.
    So I guess it's Qatar tanking instead of China, huh? In fairness, Qatar is doing a good job.
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    Not sure why all on here got salty when the Serbian coach said Gilas lacked any real quality. I mean isn't that glaringly obvious.

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    I think both teams are tanking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rico101 View Post
    I think both teams are tanking
    We will find out soon enough. 44-33 China at half time.
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    Not sure why all on here got salty when the Serbian coach said Gilas lacked any real quality. I mean isn't that glaringly obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judasmartel View Post
    So I guess it's Qatar tanking instead of China, huh? In fairness, Qatar is doing a good job.
    It could be a tactic to rest their star players maybe. Gregg Popovich rested the Spurs stars before the playoffs, could be same with Qatar.

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    Philippines should teach these tanking teams some lessons
    A basketball team is like the five fingers on your hand. If you can get them all together, you have a fist. That's how I want you to play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emalBlame View Post
    Philippines should teach this tanking teams some lessons
    Definitely. Reminds me of Preldzic doing a Turkey on Australia's ass in the Worlds.
    Quote Originally Posted by gideon View Post
    Not sure why all on here got salty when the Serbian coach said Gilas lacked any real quality. I mean isn't that glaringly obvious.

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    China 63 - 45 Qatar. Yi with the monstrous dunk
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    Hoping for a Japan win against Qatar in QF to make the latter regret this tanking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatFingerz View Post
    Hoping for a Japan win against Qatar in QF to make the latter regret this tanking.
    Japan doing a Turkey on Qatar, but Japan will play us seriously if we meet them in the semis.
    Quote Originally Posted by gideon View Post
    Not sure why all on here got salty when the Serbian coach said Gilas lacked any real quality. I mean isn't that glaringly obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judasmartel View Post
    We will find out soon enough. 44-33 China at half time.
    So Why you always feel China NT will tank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by McCalebb2015 View Post
    So Why you always feel China NT will tank?
    Not important now. It seems you are confident that you can beat Iran in the semifinal.

    Best wishes to your team.
    Quote Originally Posted by gideon View Post
    Not sure why all on here got salty when the Serbian coach said Gilas lacked any real quality. I mean isn't that glaringly obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judasmartel View Post
    Not important now. It seems you are confident that you can beat Iran in the semifinal.

    Best wishes to your team.
    Thanks.Our NT respect all the opponents and have a good reputation for our fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McCalebb2015 View Post
    Thanks.Our NT respect all the opponents and have a good reputation for our fans.
    dont worry my friend its just a case of reverse psychology.
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