Rio 2016 Olympics - Day 6 Recap -

Rio 2016 Olympics – Day 6 Recap

Just two teams remain unbeaten in Rio after the clash between Lithuania and Argentina on Thursday, while there was a first win for Beijing 2008 & London 2012 silver medallists, Spain.

Here’s a brief recap on what went down on Day 6:

Brazil v Croatia

Bojan Bogdanovic poured in 33 points to deny the home crowd in Rio as Croatia picked up an 80-76 success over Brazil. After a close first period, Croatia moved clear to lead by 10 at the half-time break. Once again, Brazil began to fight back with Leandro Barbosa – who top scored with 16 points – helping his side close the gap. Croatia led by as many as 14 in the third, but saw their advantage cut to three in the fourth after back-to-back triples from the hosts. Triples from Bogdanovic and Dario Saric kept Brazil at bay as Croatia celebrated their second victory.

Leandro Barbosa led another comeback

Box score.

Nigeria v Spain

Spain finally picked up their first win in Rio after holding off Nigeria for a 96-87 triumph on Thursday. Pau Gasol top scored with 16 points, while Ricky Rubio added a further 15 and Felipe Reyes narrowly missed out on a double-double after contributing nine points and nine rebounds. Having started the tournament 0-2, Spain were in desperate need of victory and made a strong with a 25-11 opening quarter. However, back came Nigeria with 55 points in the middle periods to edge ahead by one going into the fourth. Javi Navarro netted twice from downtown in an 11-3 start to the final quarter and Spain ran out the victors. Chamberlain Oguchi had 24 points for Nigeria, who are yet to register a win.

Box score.

Lithuania v Argentina

Lithuania made it three wins out of three as they claimed an 81-73 against the previously unbeaten Argentina. Mindaugas Kuzminskas led the way with a 23-point haul, while Mantas Kalnietis had 17 points along with seven assists in the win. Lithuania edged a low scoring first half 30-27 and crucially began to pull away in the third, earning their first double-digit lead at 57-47. Their South American opponents rallied to move ahead in the fourth, but fell short down the stretch. Manu Ginobili went 10-of-17 from the line on his way to a team-high 22 points as Argentina drop to 2-1.

Box score.

Lithuania 3-0; Argentina/Croatia 2-1; Brazil/Spain 1-2; Nigeria 0-3.

Women’s results:
Belarus 71-74 Turkey, France 74-64 Brazil, Japan 86-92 Australia (Group A)

The schedule for Day 7 is as follows:

Day 7: Friday 12th August
4.15pm—6.00pm – Women’s preliminary rounds: Serbia v China (4.15pm)

6.15pm—8.00pm – Men’s preliminary rounds: China v Australia (6.15pm)

7.30pm—11.30pm – Women’s preliminary rounds: Canada v USA (7.30pm); Spain v Senegal (9.45pm)

11.00pm—4.15am – Men’s preliminary rounds: USA v Serbia (11.00pm);
France v Venezuela (2.30am)

See the full schedule here.

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