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« on: August 26, 2010, 08:28:43 »
Well, the time is almost here for the FIBA 2010 World Basketball Championship in Turkey — the most important international sporting event of the year.  ;)

Everyone is raving on about how great Spain, the 2006 World Champions, are. But I still think Team USA, who won the 2008 Olympics (and beat Spain twice in the process) — and also won a pretty serious exhibition game against Spain a few days ago — is still a better team. Granted not a single American from the 2008 Olympic team is playing this year and the current team doesn't have the "superstar" status of the previous one, I still think the USA can pull it off.   :smth023

And why not make a little contest about this?  :D  Pick the top 4 finishers, and the winner will receive a promo copy of the "High" CD single and a brand new copy of the "Limited Edition Picture Disc Interview." More info here:

http://curefans.com/index.php/topic,27.0


My picks:

1) USA
2) Spain
3) Argentina
4) Lithuania
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Re: FIBA 2010 at Curefans.com
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 08:46:07 »
Team Rosters
FIBA World Rankings


Preliminary Round

Group A (Kayseri)

Argentina                      
Serbia                      
Australia                      
Germany                      
Angola                      
Jordan                      
            

28 August 2010

Australia vs. Jordan    Kayseri Arena, Kayseri
Angola vs. Serbia    Kayseri Arena, Kayseri
Germany vs. Argentina    Kayseri Arena, Kayseri

29 August 2010

Jordan vs. Angola    Kayseri Arena, Kayseri
Serbia vs. Germany    Kayseri Arena, Kayseri
Argentina vs. Australia    Kayseri Arena, Kayseri

30 August 2010

Jordan vs. Serbia    Kayseri Arena, Kayseri
Australia vs. Germany    Kayseri Arena, Kayseri
Angola vs. Argentina    Kayseri Arena, Kayseri

1 September 2010

Serbia vs. Australia    Kayseri Arena, Kayseri
Germany vs. Angola    Kayseri Arena, Kayseri
Argentina vs. Jordan    Kayseri Arena, Kayseri

2 September 2010

Angola vs. Australia    Kayseri Arena, Kayseri
Argentina vs. Serbia    Kayseri Arena, Kayseri
Jordan vs. Germany    Kayseri Arena, Kayseri


Group B (Istanbul)

USA                      
Slovenia                      
Brazil                      
Croatia                      
Iran                      
Tunisia                      
      
      
28 August 2010

Tunisia vs. Slovenia    Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul
USA vs. Croatia    Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul
Iran vs. Brazil    Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul

29 August 2010

Slovenia vs. USA    Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul
Croatia vs. Iran    Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul
Brazil vs. Tunisia    Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul

30 August 2010

Slovenia vs. Croatia    Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul
Tunisia vs. Iran    Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul
USA vs. Brazil    Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul

1 September 2010

Croatia vs. Tunisia    Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul
Iran vs. USA    Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul
Brazil vs. Slovenia    Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul

2 September 2010

USA vs. Tunisia    Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul
Slovenia vs. Iran    Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul
Brazil vs. Croatia    Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul


Group C (Ankara)

Greece                      
Turkey                      
Puerto Rico                      
Russia                      
China                      
Côte d'Ivoire                      
         
   
28 August 2010

Greece vs. China    Ankara Arena, Ankara
Russia vs. Puerto Rico    Ankara Arena, Ankara
Côte d'Ivoire vs. Turkey    Ankara Arena, Ankara


29 August 2010

China vs. Côte d'Ivoire    Ankara Arena, Ankara
Puerto Rico vs. Greece    Ankara Arena, Ankara
Turkey vs. Russia    Ankara Arena, Ankara

31 August 2010

Russia vs. Côte d'Ivoire    Ankara Arena, Ankara
Puerto Rico vs. China    Ankara Arena, Ankara
Greece vs. Turkey    Ankara Arena, Ankara

1 September 2010

China vs. Russia    Ankara Arena, Ankara
Côte d'Ivoire vs. Greece    Ankara Arena, Ankara
Turkey vs. Puerto Rico    Ankara Arena, Ankara

2 September 2010

Puerto Rico vs. Côte d'Ivoire    Ankara Arena, Ankara
Greece vs. Russia    Ankara Arena, Ankara
Turkey vs. China    Ankara Arena, Ankara


Group D (İzmir)

Spain                      
France                      
Canada                      
Lithuania                      
New Zealand                      
Lebanon                      
   
         
28 August 2010

New Zealand vs. Lithuania    İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall, İzmir
Canada vs. Lebanon    İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall, İzmir
France vs. Spain    İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall, İzmir

29 August 2010

Lithuania vs. Canada    İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall, İzmir
Lebanon vs. France    İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall, İzmir
Spain vs. New Zealand    İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall, İzmir

31 August 2010

New Zealand vs. Lebanon    İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall, İzmir
France vs. Canada    İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall, İzmir
Spain vs. Lithuania    İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall, İzmir

1 September 2010

Canada vs. New Zealand    İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall, İzmir
Lebanon vs. Spain    İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall, İzmir
Lithuania vs. France    İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall, İzmir

2 September 2010

Spain vs. Canada    İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall, İzmir
Lebanon vs. Lithuania    İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall, İzmir
New Zealand vs. France    İzmir Halkapınar Sport Hall, İzmir

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Re: FIBA 2010 at Curefans.com
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2010, 20:55:06 »
I didn't have idea about this championship but the prizes are welcome. Here are my picks after doing a bit of research  :smth066

1) Spain
2) USA
3) Argentina
4) Greece
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Re: FIBA 2010 at Curefans.com
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2010, 03:33:49 »
FIBA 2010 World Basketball Championship in Turkey — the most important international sporting event of the year.  ;)

Words!  :smth023  I'll be glued to my TV and/or any other media source during the games!  After all THIS is the sporting event of the year :!: 

Need to do a little research before committing to a final four, but Team USA will prevail in the end. 



USA USA USA :!:





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Re: FIBA 2010 at Curefans.com
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2010, 05:59:21 »
USA USA USA :!:
WOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!


(The part around 2:55 is just too cool.  :rocker)




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Re: FIBA 2010 at Curefans.com
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2010, 13:56:54 »
FIBA 2010 World Basketball Championship in Turkey — the most important international sporting event of the year.  ;)

words are unnecesary  :-D

must think about my picks....


perhaps i should root for canada because of this theme music?:



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Re: FIBA 2010 at Curefans.com
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2010, 06:36:17 »
perhaps i should root for canada because of this theme music?:

:lol:


Saturday, August 28 results:

Greece 89, China 81
Lithuania 92, New Zealand 79
Australia 76, Jordan 75
Slovenia 80, Tunisia 56
Russia 75, Puerto Rico 66
Lebanon 81, Canada 71  (sorry, jb)
Serbia 94, Angola 44  :oops:
USA 106, Croatia 78  :D
Cote d'Ivoire 86, Turkey 47
France 72, Spain 66  :shock:
Argentina 78, Germany 74
Brazil 81, Iran 65


Pretty crazy that France knocked off Spain just like that!  It's not the elimination round yet, but this will make their road to the championship game more difficult. Otherwise, no really surprising results today. But it seems Angola hasn't improved one bit in almost 20 years:



No doubt the Dream Team was the greatest basketball team ever assembled, but geez...

"Do you get the feeling that Angola's last basket was yesterday?"

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Re: FIBA 2010 at Curefans.com
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2010, 18:12:59 »
Sunday, August 29 results:

China 83, Cote d'Ivoire 73
Lithuania 70, Canada 68
Angola 79, Jordan 65
USA 99, Slovenia 77
Greece 83, Puerto Rico 80
France 86, Libya 59
Germany 82, Serbia 81
Croatia 75, Iran 54
Turkey 65, Russia 56
Spain 101, New Zealand 84
Argentina 74, Australia 72
Brazil 80, Tunisia 65

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Re: FIBA 2010 at Curefans.com
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2010, 04:48:41 »
There's no stopping Kevin Durant  :rocker 

I must admit I'm still bitter when I hear that name.   You see I'm a Portland fan even though I live in Seattle.  Portland foolishly passed him up a few years back and took center Greg Oden, who has been nothing but a bust due to numerous injuries.  Then, the Sonics, Durant's team, move to Oklahoma City.  I relied on having a team here in Seattle so I could take in a few Blazer games a year.  However, I do feel great joy in seeing KD lead Team USA to a win over Slovenia.  What an offensive force  :!:     


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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2010, 15:38:30 »
I relied on having a team here in Seattle so I could take in a few Blazer games a year.
Yeah, that's pretty tragic that you might have to drive 2-some hours to see your favorite team play now. The last NBA game I attended was Bucks vs. Nuggets, Denver 1991 (think, Dikembe Mutombo).  :oops:




USA vs. Brazil today. Will this be more of a challenge?  Something tells me Team USA is way better than everyone was giving them credit for, so maybe not...  :?:

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Re: FIBA 2010 at Curefans.com
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2010, 18:50:32 »
Monday, August 30 results:

Serbia 112, Jordan 69
Slovenia 91, Croatia 84
Iran 71, Tunisia 58
Australia 78, Germany 43  :oops:
USA 70, Brazil 68  :smth087
Argentina 91, Angola 70


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Re: FIBA 2010 at Curefans.com
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2010, 19:41:07 »
1- eua
2- argentina
3- brasil
4- francia

jajaja  :roll:

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« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2010, 14:44:21 »
1- eua

what's that?  :smth017

ok, my list.

1 croatia
2 brasil
3 usa
4 lithuania

i'm leaving spain out on purpose... wishful thinking?
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« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2010, 03:09:21 »
Yikes!  Bit of a wake up call for Team USA.  But hey, a win is a win, right?  Not like some other sport that tends to end in a tie.   :roll:  Coach K. will get them back on track.   :smth023

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« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2010, 05:15:51 »
Not like some other sport that tends to end in a tie.   :roll:

No kidding. There hasn't been a single tie so far, go figure.  :lol:


Tuesday, August 31 results:

Russia 72, Cote d'Ivoire 66
New Zealand 108, Libya 76
Puerto Rico 84, China 76
France 68, Canada 63
Turkey 76, Greece 65
Lithuania 76, Spain 73


Well, I somehow knew that Lithuania was going to be good (see my picks), but now I wouldn't be surprised if Spain is long gone by the time the title game rolls around!


 

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