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Ricky Rubio Blocks the Shot then Goes Coast to Coast for the Lay-up

August 22, 2014

Ricky Rubio is usually associated with flashy assists but it was his defence that featured in the top play against Ukraine as Spain recorded another victory in preparation for the FIBA World Cup. The point guard, who plays for Minnesota Timberwolves, pulled off a great defensive stop with a block before running the ball up […]

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USA Dominate Dominican Republic in Second Warm-up Victory

August 21, 2014

Team USA continued to build towards the upcoming FIBA World Cup with a convincing 105-62 win against the Dominican Republic in New York – without Derrick Rose. The Chicago Bulls star sat out their second warm-up game as a precaution with Rudy Gay and DeMar DeRozan leading the hosts with 13 points each. James Harden, […]

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USA Beat Australia to Win U17 World Championships Gold

August 18, 2014

USA won the under-17′s World Championship for the third time at the weekend after beating Australia 99-92 in the final in Dubai. Malik Newman top scored with 21 points and added 11 rebounds before named as the tournament MVP as USA finished with a perfect 7-0 record. Their run to the title included a 122-38 […]

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Mirza Teletovic Leads Bosnia to Victory over Iceland with 29 Points

August 18, 2014

Bosnia & Herzegovina made it two wins out of two in Group A of the 2015 EuroBasket qualifiers after beating Iceland 72-62 thanks in large to 29 points from captain Mirza Teletovic. The result provides a boost for GB’s hopes but they still need to beat Iceland by at least 14 points when they meet […]

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Top Plays from USA’s Opening Warm-up Game vs Brazil

August 17, 2014

Team USA played in their first competitive game ahead of the upcoming FIBA World Cup and defeated Brazil 95-78 in Chicago. New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis led the way with 20 points and 8 rebounds as well as 5 blocks while James Harden added 18 points. Box score. As to be expected there were […]

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Bad Day at the Office: Ian Mahinmi Gets Dunked on & Air Balls Free Throws

August 16, 2014

NBA centre Ian Mahinmi had a game to forget in last night’s international friendly against the Philippines after being put on a poster as well as air balling a pair of free throws. The French international got dunked on by Japeth Aguilar – sending the commentator crazy – before furthering his embarrassment later in the […]

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Spain Continue World Cup Preparations with Turkey Win

August 13, 2014

FIBA World Cup hosts Spain continued to build towards the upcoming major tournament after picking up their third warm-up victory by beating Turkey 77-55. Memphis Grizzlies centre Marc Gasol starred in Granada with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists while Juan Carlos Navarro top scored with a 15 point haul. Box score. Spain have […]

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‘Fatigued’ Kevin Durant Withdraws from Team USA Squad

August 8, 2014

Kevin Durant has become the latest high-profile name to pull out of Team USA duty ahead of the FIBA World Cup after citing ‘physical and mental fatigue’. The decision is apparently not related to the serious injury suffered by Paul George and a statement was released by the reigning NBA MVP. “This was an extremely […]

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Team USA Trim Squad by Cutting Trio

August 5, 2014

USA Basketball have cut Washington duo John Wall and Bradley Beal along with Atlanta’s Paul Millsap, according to Yahoo!. The FIBA World Cup begins in Spain at the end of the month and all teams must have their squads of 12 confirmed prior to the tournament. Wall was a late call-up having been overlooked for […]

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Turkey Defend Their U18s Euro Gold

August 4, 2014

Tournament hosts Turkey won gold at the U18 European Championships for the second year running after defeating Serbia 85-68 in the final on Sunday. Turkey are the first team to successfully defend their title since Yugoslavia achieved the feat in 1988 but the tournament was held every two years back then. Tolga Gecim top scored […]