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    Default Exhibition games prior to qualification rounds

    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?

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    Croatia - Bosnia and Herzegovina played yesterday. Croatia had Bogdanovic, Saric and Zubac in their team



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    Canada beat up on China yesterday 97-62

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dtown View Post
    Canada beat up on China yesterday 97-62

    http://theprovince.com/sports/basket...asketball-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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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...u-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/e...4-48d70a000007
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    Quote Originally Posted by JGX View Post
    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...u-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/e...4-48d70a000007
    Great finds! I knew about the Molten Cup in Istanbul, but not the Nigeria-Ivory Coast match-ups.

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    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?

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    Here's another hidden exhibition:

    Sunday
    Rwanda 68-81 Mozambique

    Saturday
    Rwanda 93-88 Mozambique

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    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-t...rnoi-de-tunis/
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    Finland played vs Latvia, and in Wednesday they will play vs Lithuania. Boxscore:
    https://basket.sites.avoine.com/site..._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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiHBasket View Post
    Finland played vs Latvia, and in Wednesday they will play vs Lithuania. Boxscore:
    https://basket.sites.avoine.com/site..._31_elokuu.pdf
    Lithuanian NT has delayed the preparation camp. Thus, Finland will play against Vilnius Perlas club (farmer club of Vilnius Rytas).
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BiHBasket View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight forward View Post
    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.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight forward View Post
    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Italian Pride View Post
    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.
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    Turkey with an easy 100-79 win against Germany in Hamburg:
    http://live.fibaeurope.com/www/Game....=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-co...A-Boxscore.pdf

    France beat Montenegro 83-66

    Finland won in Latvia 86-84

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