Sinan Guler praised his team mates in the wake of Turkey’s late escape against Australia at the 2014 FIBA World Cup on Sunday. Cenk Akyol, who had rescued Turkey in similar fashion against Finland, jokingly told reporters that perhaps Turkey will have a better chance of winning if they get into a similar hole against […]
Speaking right after Turkey’s amazing come from behind victory over Australia, Oguz Savas told reporters that Ergin Ataman’s side has the weapons inside to beat Jonas Valanciunas and the rest of Lithuania’s bigs in Tuesday’s quarter final.
Emir Preldzic came up big when it mattered and the cardiac kids of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup survived yet again, writes Emmet Ryan. Opening tip here in Palau Sant Jordi was delayed by 10 minutes due to questions over the height of the hoop at the media tribune end. When the game finally […]
We’re going group by group with what you need to know to enjoy the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball. Today we complete our look at the opening round with Group D. The teams Angola Qualified: Won the 2013 FIBA Africa Championship, their 11th time to claim that title and their seventh time making it […]
We are down the the penultimate match-up of the 2014 Basketball World Cup of Beer. 24 beers, one of teach of the nations in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball, began in this tournament, 4 made it to the semi-finals. We’ll find out the gold medal winner on Friday but first, we find out which […]
Saturday saw the climax of the 2014 FIBA Under 17 World Championship for men with the USA beating Australia 99-92 in an exciting gold medal game. Tournament MVP Malik Newman had a double-double as the USA claimed its third straight title at this grade.
Australia came out playing far smarter basketball. Looking calm and confident, the Aussies were far slicker moving the ball around and had no trouble creating opening shots. Tom Wilson and Dejan Vasiljevic were particularly impressive with their movement inside and out to keep the American defence honest. After trading buckets early, Australia ran out into […]
The FIBA Under 17 World Championship for men final is a re-match of the 2012 decider as the United States take on Australia. The USA were pushed hard for half the game by Serbia in Friday’s first semi-final but Diamand Stone (12 points, 8 rebounds) and Josh Jackson (8 points, 11 rebounds) kept their bid […]
FIBA are unfortunately a touch slow at doling out the highlights from the knockout stages of the World Under 17 championships. For those of you out of the loop, the United States were pushed hard before pulling away from Serbia in the first of today’s quarter finals. We don’t have a clip from that 89-68 […]
We are in the latter stages of the 2014 Basketball World Cup of Beer. It began with 24 beers, one for each of the nations in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball. Now we’re down to the elite eight. It’s time to find out our first two semi-finalists. Here are your match-ups on day one […]
It was a big night for Jonas Valanciunas as he scored 19 points and snagged 8 rebounds in Lithuania’s World Cup warm-up win over Australia. Here’s the Raptors’ big man doing his thing.
It’s the knockout stages of the 2014 Basketball World Cup of Beer. If you are super late to the party, each of the 24 nations in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball is represented by a beer, we round them down using a format like the big one in Spain to decide the best. We […]