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Daylight robbery - Boomers in Rio

In: Boomers & Opals — Thursday, 25 Aug, 2016

IT was disgraceful, appalling, the worst Olympic end-game officiating since USSR was whistled to gold over the USA in Munich in 1972. But it must not be allowed to dim the Boomers’ Rio campaign.


Aug 25

Meddling negates medalling - Opals in Rio

In: Boomers & Opals — Wednesday, 24 Aug, 2016

THE alarm bells were going off for almost a year but Basketball Australia – despite some shared private misgivings – chose to ignore them, giving Opals coach Brendan Joyce carte blanche with his Olympic team.


Aug 24

Heartbreak as Boomers so very close

In: Boomers & Opals — Monday, 22 Aug, 2016

AUSTRALIA has lost one of the Olympics' greatest bronze medal playoff games 88-89 to Spain in an emotion-charged, drama-filled finale, leaving the Boomers heartbroken after coming within five seconds of the dais.


Aug 22

Time to rein in Spain

In: Boomers & Opals — Sunday, 21 Aug, 2016

THE Boomers wasted no time beating themselves up yesterday ahead of tonight’s bronze medal playoff against Spain, labelling themselves as “pathetic” and their semi final performance against Serbia “un-Australian”.

 


Aug 21

Gold gone but medal dream alive

In: Boomers & Opals — Saturday, 20 Aug, 2016

SERBIA today played the perfect Olympic semi final, reducing Australia to a shell of its confident self, leaving the Boomers with a massive task to bounce back for the Bronze Medal playoff. 


Aug 20

Boomers our 'Dreamtime Team'

In: Boomers & Opals — Friday, 19 Aug, 2016

WHEN all the dust settles in the aftermath of Rio, our mighty Boomers will be remembered as not only our "team of destiny" but Australia's  "Dreamtime Team".


Aug 19

Boomers bound into Rio semis

In: Boomers & Opals — Thursday, 18 Aug, 2016

THE Boomers today bounded into the Rio Olympic semi finals and within one win of a guaranteed medal after humiliating arch rival Lithuania 90-64 in an emphatic quarter-final rout.


Aug 18

Our 'Team of Destiny' now so close

In: Boomers & Opals — Thursday, 18 Aug, 2016

PERFECT. Saturday at 8am AEST, 7.30am in SA/NT, 6am in WA is when the Boomers will tip off against Serbia in the most important game in Australian men’s basketball’s Olympic history.


It's over for Opals as Serbs serve it up

In: Boomers & Opals — Wednesday, 17 Aug, 2016

AUSTRALIA's world No.2 ranked Opals today ran out of lives and were bundled out of the Rio Olympic quarter-finals 73-71 by #14 Serbia. 


Aug 17

Midnight at the Oasis

In: Boomers & Opals — Tuesday, 16 Aug, 2016

MIDNIGHT on Australia’s east coast, 11.30pm tonight in SA/NT and 10pm in the west is when our Opals take on Serbia in their Olympic quarter-final.


Aug 16

It's time to exact our revenge

In: Boomers & Opals — Tuesday, 16 Aug, 2016

AUSTRALIA versus Lithuania is an international matchup made in Olympic men's basketball heaven.


V for Venezuela, W for Boomers

In: Boomers & Opals — Monday, 15 Aug, 2016

AUSTRALIA heads into the Rio Olympic quarter-finals full of confidence after finally icing a desperate Venezuela 81-56 today, Chris Goulding leading all scorers with 22.


Aug 15

Jarry jars Belarus' upset hopes

In: Boomers & Opals — Sunday, 14 Aug, 2016

AUSTRALIA's Opals completed their Rio Olympic intrapool play with a 74-66 win over Belarus early today for a 5-0 sweep but again, it was less than impressive.


Aug 14

China cracks as Aussies lower the boom

In: Boomers & Opals — Saturday, 13 Aug, 2016

AUSTRALIA’s Boomers were like bulls in a china shop today, smashing China 93-68 to consolidate second place in their pool at the Rio Olympics.


Aug 13

Cambage the colossus in rally

In: Boomers & Opals — Friday, 12 Aug, 2016

LIZ Cambage stood out like the Statue of Liberty on New York Harbor today, eventually swatting the pesky Japanese flotilla for a 92-86 “great escape” in Rio. 


Aug 12

Game really DID stop a nation

In: Boomers & Opals — Friday, 12 Aug, 2016

AUSTRALIA's narrow loss yesterday to the USA in arguably the best men's basketball game of the Rio Olympics so far, really did stop the nation.


Our Rio dream is alive

In: Boomers & Opals — Thursday, 11 Aug, 2016

IT had everything except the Big W the Boomers were aiming for – the basketball game that stopped a nation – ultimately won 98-88 by USA today in Rio.


Aug 11

Taylor-made for big games

In: Boomers & Opals — Wednesday, 10 Aug, 2016

AUSTRALIA has positioned itself beautifully for an Olympic Gold Medal showdown with the defending champion USA by trouncing France 89-71 today in Rio.


Aug 10

New Delly record in super Boomers win

In: Boomers & Opals — Tuesday, 9 Aug, 2016

AUSTRALIA’s Boomers made it back-to-back wins for the first time in their Olympic Games history today when they wound up smashing 2014 FIBA World Cup silver medallist Serbia 95-80.


Aug 9

No Turkish delight in Opals' escape

In: Boomers & Opals — Monday, 8 Aug, 2016

STRUGGLING offensively and unable to stop Lara Sanders, Australia’s Opals still managed to fashion a 61-56 win today over Turkey at the Rio Olympic Games.


Aug 8

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