EuroBasket 2017

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  1. Raz

    Raz Member

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    Lithuania will play Greece in the Round of 16, so they indeed have to focus. Looking forward to this game.

    Here's a huge EuroBasket fan...

     
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  2. Nivos

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    Not a fan of Hartenstein. Can't see his game translates to the NBA.
    I don't know why he insist to play in the G league rather than just play ball in Europe for another year or two.
     
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    It's easier to get noticed in the G-League where you're playing against scrubs. In Europe he might be warming the bench or might get completely neutralized against better players and better coached teams.
     
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  4. Raz

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    Round of 16:

    Germany - France
    Spain - Turkey
    Slovenia - Ukraine
    Latvia - Montenegro
    Lithuania - Greece
    Croatia - Russia
    Finland - Italy
    Serbia - Hungary

    Some good games. My picks: France, Spain, Slovenia, Latvia, Lithuania, Croatia, Finland, Serbia
     
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  5. Normalus

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    Surprisingly Finland is an underdog.
     
  6. heypartner

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    At the end of Group Phase, DMo ranks

    #151 in Efficiency/gm
    #194 in Reb/gm with only 8 in 5 games.

    *woof*

    And yes, the official stats are filtering for qualifying minutes.

    More telling is for a starter, his minutes are really low. He ranks 7th most mpg for Lithuania for those who have played all 5 games, despite being a starter. And he ranks 9th in mpg for those who have played 4 games or more. And Sabonis isn't even on the team. Was he promised a starting position in order to play, but without deserving it?
     
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  7. Normalus

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    He's not in shape after sitting out one season on the bench, but he converted on a 17/27 (63%) field goals in 5 games. Had a promising last game against Germany with 15 points. And he never was a good rebounder, so nothing's new.
     
  8. Nivos

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    That's because of Messina.
    Coaching in the European basketball is a big thing. It will be interesting to see how Markkenan manage to handle the traps and physicality of the Italian team.
     
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    @Raz
    I got an impression that you're a German guy.
    Is there a way to watch Eurobasket on TV in Germany?
    I'm sure German games will be broadcasted on TV, but what about Lithuania-Greece game?
     
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    He still rusty after playing in the NBA since January and Lithuanias been playing together with prep games since July? I've never heard someone use the excuse a bench player is rusty from being a bench player before.

    Nice one. Lulz
     
  11. Raz

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    That's kinda obvious ;)

    No EuroBasket on German TV, only highlights. But if you're able to switch your proxy to German, check out https://www.telekomsport.de/basketball/eurobasket2017. They stream the whole knockout stage for free in good quality. Some games are called in English.
     
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  12. Normalus

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    So, what's the point of bringing that up? Go burn some photos of DMo, maybe you'll feel better after all.
     
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    Probably like Tim Ohlbrecht.
     
  14. omgTHEpotential

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    Spain, Slovenia, Latvia, Serbia are the only ones I'm fairly certain of. The rest could go either way.
     
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    Was watching the game with my brother and we both saw it coming lol. German team somehow always f***s up in the closing minutes, opposite of our soccer brehs.
     
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    @Raz I missed the first half, but judging from the boxscore not a great day for Schroder, only 6 points on 2/9 shooting. Is he struggling against France's length / athleticism, or are his shots just not falling? Germany needs him to step up. France is definitely beatable.
     
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    France is extremely physical and sometimes putting three defenders on him, but shot is also an issue (airballed a three etc). He's playing really good and keeping us in the game though.
     
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    How about Pau Gasol , just surpassed Tony Parker in scoring. He just became the best ever Euro player. Won all trophys , NBA , WC, EC, and with 3 pointer best scorer in EC.
     
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    Best ever Euro player? Nope. I would put him in my top5 though. Nowitzki has to be on the top.
     
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    Damn, some filthy posters in this game.
     
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