Luis Scola scored 17 points, Manu Ginobili and Carlos Delfino added 16 apiece and Argentina held on down the stretch for an 82-77 quarterfinal win over Brazil in the Olympic men’s basketball tournament on Wednesday, setting up a probable rematch with the
LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Holders United States and Spainare one step away from a rematch of the 2008 gold-medal gameafter recording quarter-final victories in the Olympic men’sbasketball on Wednesday. The U.S., getting a lift from Kobe Bryant and LeBron James,eliminated a game and gritty Australia team 119-86 while Spainprevailed 66-59 in a tough and testy encounter with France. The Americans now meet Argentina in Friday’s semi-finalswhile Spain take on Russia. Argentina ousted arch-rivals Brazil 82-77 and Russia easedpast Lithuania 83-74. The high-powered U.S. …
Spanish NBA stars blamed an 88-82 Olympic loss to Brazil on Monday on their own nagging inconsistency, not a deliberate desire to lose in order to postpone a possible playoff game against the US NBA stars.
LONDON (Reuters) – Leandro Barbosa sparked a fourth-quarter comeback to lead Brazil to an 88-82 victory over Spain in an Olympic men’s basketball seeding battle on Monday. Brazil (3-2) took the game and the second seeding in Group B, but may have won the dubious honor of playing the mighty U.S. team in the semi-finals. In defeat, Spain (3-2) finished third in the group, putting them in a bracket that could allow them to avoid meeting the defending champion U.S. team until a possible gold medal game rematch. …
NBA standout Leandrinho Barbosa scored 23 points to lead a second-half rally that lifted Brazil over Spain 88-82 on Monday and into a second seed spot in the Olympic men’s basketball medal playoffs.
LONDON (AP) — Leandro Barbosa scored 10 of his 23 points in the final six minutes, rallying Brazil to an 88-82 win over Spain in the preliminary round finale in the men’s Olympic basketball tournament for two medal contenders who could eventually challenge the Americans for gold.
LONDON (AP) — Starting center Nene is sitting out Brazil’s final preliminary round game of the men’s Olympic basketball tournament against Spain with foot soreness.
LONDON (AP) — Marquinhos Vieira scored 14 points and Leandro Barbosa added 13 as Brazil blew out China 98-59 Saturday to reach the quarterfinals of the men’s Olympic basketball tournament.
LONDON (AP) — Vitaliy Fridzon sank a 3-pointer with four seconds left to put unbeaten Russia into the quarterfinals of the men’s Olympic tournament with a 75-74 victory over Brazil on Thursday.