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2008 Men's Olympic Basketball - Final Standings

Gold - USASilver - SpainBronze - Argentina4th - Lithuania5th - Greece6th - Croatia7th - Australia8th - China9th - Russia10th - Germany11th - Iran12th - Angola


Quick recap for now: Spain dispatched upstart Croatia with a 72-59 victory that saw Pau Gasol throw up a 20-10. Is it a good thing that Marc Gasol and Ricky Rubio had the same amount of rebounds...

2008 Olympic Basketball: Quarterfinal Games and Lingering Questions

Games Quarterfinal 1: Spain vs. CroatiaQuarterfinal 2: Lithuania vs. ChinaQuarterfinal 3: Argentina vs. GreeceQuarterfinal 4: USA vs. AustraliaLingering Questions    1. This one came up during USA...

2008 Olympic Basketball: Men's Preliminary Standings

Group ALithuania: 3-0Argentina: 2-1Croatia: 2-1Russia: 1-2Australia: 1-2Iran: 0-3Group BUSA: 3-0Spain: 3-0Germany: 1-2Greece: 1-2China: 1-2Angola: 0-3The US leads all teams, and it's not close, in...

2008 Olympic Basketball Day Three: Inside the Box Score

Spain/Germany: Unlike the US the Spanish have messed around with their starting 5 to so far. This was evident in their opener when Marc Gasol got the nod over his older brother and yesterday when...

2008 Olympic Basketball Day Two: Inside the Box Score

For an explanation of the "Inside the Box Score" posts go here.  Lithuania/Iran: I watched the majority of this one and was struck by 2 things: 1. It reminded me of USA/China in the sense that the...

2008 Men's Olympic Basketball - Iran vs. Lithuania

After a sound defeat to the Russians the Iranians came out swinging and built an early 14-6 lead. However, after a timeout, a couple of defensive stops, and 2 3-pointers the favored Lithuanians are...

2008 Olympic Basketball Day One: Inside the Box Score

When the NBA is in session Kelly Dwyer runs a excellent series of posts called "Behind the box score". To be honest I'm not sure how he watches that much basketball. Well in a somewhat new...

2008 Men's Olympic Basketball Preview: Angola

Fellow SB Nation blog At The Hive recently posted an in depth profile of Angola. It marked our 8th preview, in as many days, in the build up to the Beijing Olympics. Check out previous posts in the...

Team USA Bounces Lithuania

The Americans came out of the gate on fire and took it to Lithuania from the opening tip for a 120-84 victory. This was impressive because, unlike Canada and Turkey, Lithuania qualified for the...

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