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FIBA World Cup

  • 30-08-2014 1:05pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 106 ✭✭ mjavi


    Well i'm following my national team of course and I must say I am pretty impressed with with their performance (Gilas Pilipinas). They've given Croatia a run for their money and hopefully they'll show up against Greece tomorrow.

    I think their pick n roll defense needs some improvement as well since they've been giving jumpshot after jumpshot to the CRO team. Blatche is an addition to the national team, but is kind of a mixed bag; brilliant in the first play, horrible decision making in the next.

    What are your thoughts on the other games?
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  • Registered Users Posts: 49,815 ✭✭✭✭ ButtersSuki


    Anyone know WTF is going on with the Eurosport scheduling of the World Cup? I'm just home from the college football game in Croke Park and thought I'd be watching hoops for the night but neither of the Eurosports on my UPC are showing it according to the guide. Will be seriously pee'd off if it's not on as they're supposed to be showing it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,832 ✭✭✭ NufcNavan


    Is it on any channel this side of the pond?


  • Registered Users Posts: 106 ✭✭ mjavi


    Look for the thread 'FIBA WorldCup to watch in Galway' in this subforum (n00b here can't post links / pics). hth.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,832 ✭✭✭ NufcNavan


    On the ESPN America schedule but the ESPN here is showing a triathlon. :confused::rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,335 ✭✭✭ buyer95


    Anyone elses stream really choppy on the paid site for this? I have fibre power, and should have no lag, but it's terribly choppy. Awful site.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,149 ✭✭✭ PizzamanIRL


    buyer95 wrote: »
    Anyone elses stream really choppy on the paid site for this? I have fibre power, and should have no lag, but it's terribly choppy. Awful site.

    Not using a paid stream. Gofirstrow's free stream is fine.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,638 ✭✭✭ ec18


    buyer95 wrote: »
    Anyone elses stream really choppy on the paid site for this? I have fibre power, and should have no lag, but it's terribly choppy. Awful site.

    i found the stream for the US game was very choppy last night but the spain game was fine :S :confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 105 ✭✭ Dariukas


    Had issues on the 1st of September, nothing since! :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 105 ✭✭ Dariukas


    Going back to Topic i'm impressed with Brazil performance!

    France not doing as well as i was thinking they will do...


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,638 ✭✭✭ ec18


    Anyone else underwhelmed at the US? I wouldn't be surprised if they got knocked out before the final. Spain have to be the new favourites


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  • Registered Users Posts: 106 ✭✭ mjavi


    Brow and Faried have been quite a revelation.. The only bigs that I can imagine that could match them are the Gasols.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,638 ✭✭✭ ec18


    They've been a revelation against bad teams though......I'd put it the other way that brow and faried might be the only bigs to match the gasols


  • Registered Users Posts: 49,815 ✭✭✭✭ ButtersSuki


    Davis has looked very good. Hard to believe he's still so young.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,335 ✭✭✭ buyer95


    ec18 wrote: »
    Anyone else underwhelmed at the US? I wouldn't be surprised if they got knocked out before the final. Spain have to be the new favourites

    Someone tipped Spain from the start;)
    http://www.punditarena.com/basketball/comahony/team-usas-final-roster-coach-ks-mistakes/


  • Registered Users Posts: 49,815 ✭✭✭✭ ButtersSuki




  • Registered Users Posts: 28,710 ✭✭✭✭ Paully D


    Davis has looked very good. Hard to believe he's still so young.

    I can't wait for the inevitable "coming home" to Chicago shite before the Bulls fall short on getting him. :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 106 ✭✭ mjavi


    I am hoping for a SRB vs ESP match in the semis, probably since I cannot get over their 2010 QF match.


  • Registered Users Posts: 49,815 ✭✭✭✭ ButtersSuki


    Flying out in the morning until Monday. Have tickets for the semis but no final ticket yet, hoping to pick one up around the venue. Missus is going shopping for 5 days (lol).


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,638 ✭✭✭ ec18


    Anyone have any thoughts on whether its the tournament style and the switching in and out of different line ups that are having an affect on Rose's game or that he's just lost something during the last 2 seasons. Physically he looks as explosive.


  • Registered Users Posts: 49,815 ✭✭✭✭ ButtersSuki


    ec18 wrote: »
    Anyone have any thoughts on whether its the tournament style and the switching in and out of different line ups that are having an affect on Rose's game or that he's just lost something during the last 2 seasons. Physically he looks as explosive.

    FIBA basketball is a different game to the NBA. I've actually been quite impressed with what I've seen of Rose all things considered.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26 Han534


    Great


  • Registered Users Posts: 49,815 ✭✭✭✭ ButtersSuki


    Han534 wrote: »
    Great

    Nice contribution there Han.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,287 ✭✭✭ padraig_f


    ec18 wrote: »
    Anyone have any thoughts on whether its the tournament style and the switching in and out of different line ups that are having an affect on Rose's game or that he's just lost something during the last 2 seasons. Physically he looks as explosive.

    Haven't watched any of the games yet, but in all-star games he was always happy to be more of a faciliator when he had better players around him. Apparently Coach K had a chat with him before the last game to be more assertive. Seems to have had an effect:



    I'll probably watch the semi and final, hopefully that performance wasn't a one-off.


  • Registered Users Posts: 105 ✭✭ Dariukas


    Ah well, Spain is out. That's a surprise! Now USA out and i'm extremely happy!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,638 ✭✭✭ ec18


    Tonights Semi has the potential to be good. At the last olympics the Lithuania took USA right to the wire.


  • Registered Users Posts: 106 ✭✭ mjavi


    Dariukas wrote: »
    Ah well, Spain is out. That's a surprise! Now USA out and i'm extremely happy!!!

    Spain is out? :( What happened? Did France played out-of-their-minds basketball? Have to watch the replays...


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,066 ✭✭✭ nerd69


    Dariukas wrote: »
    Ah well, Spain is out. That's a surprise! Now USA out and i'm extremely happy!!!

    spain where my big hope the us wouldn't win its pretty much a done deal now it would be fantastic for at least one other basketball powerhouse to come through so that they dont win every tournament.

    canada could be handy in a few years but spain should peter off a bit. any other countries coming though?


  • Registered Users Posts: 105 ✭✭ Dariukas


    nerd69 wrote: »
    spain where my big hope the us wouldn't win its pretty much a done deal now it would be fantastic for at least one other basketball powerhouse to come through so that they dont win every tournament.

    canada could be handy in a few years but spain should peter off a bit. any other countries coming though?

    Imho france serbia or lithuania are pretty good powerhouses too... ofc spain was probably the best one but you never know usa might slip...


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,391 ✭✭✭ D2D


    Seems that BT Sport are showing the conclusion to the World Cup


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,287 ✭✭✭ padraig_f


    USA-Lithuania semi on at 8.


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