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WC: Controversial French win puts us through

In: Boomers & Opals — Sunday, 8 Sep, 2019

AUSTRALIA and France tomorrow night in Nanjing will be fighting for first place in Group L of the FIBA World Cup, both nations already through to the quarter-finals following a controversial 78-75 French win over Lithuania last night.  


Sep 8

FLASHBACK 132: September 3, 1976

In: Flashbacks — Saturday, 7 Sep, 2019

*FLASHBACKS, my irregular "lucky dip" where I just reach into my drawers of old Australian basketball stuff and transcribe or post whatever I find for you.*


Sep 7

WC: Dominican fryers almost cook Boomers

In: Boomers & Opals — Saturday, 7 Sep, 2019

PATTY Mills loaded the Boomers onto his back tonight as they hurtled past a plucky Dominican Republic 82-76 for their history-making fourth straight win at a FIBA World Cup, putting Australia on the brink of its quarter-finals.


WC: Tokyo here we come, and other stuff

In: Boomers & Opals — Friday, 6 Sep, 2019

LAST night's sensational 87-82 win over Lithuania to close Group H play with a historic 3-0 record, progressing on into the FIBA World Cup's second round also has automatically qualified Australia for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.


Sep 6

WC: Boomers show their true colours

In: Boomers & Opals — Thursday, 5 Sep, 2019

A RELENTLESSLY focused Aron Baynes and some Patty Mills late-game heroics tonight sent Australia flying through to the second phase of the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China with an 87-82 win over international rival Lithuania.


Sep 5

WC: Green and gold, as foretold

In: Boomers & Opals — Wednesday, 4 Sep, 2019

IS the current Australian Boomers team at the FIBA World Cup in China destined to go down as our greatest ever? Or will they just go down tomorrow night when facing arch international rival Lithuania?


Sep 4

WC: Senegal sends an Angola shiver

In: Boomers & Opals — Tuesday, 3 Sep, 2019

AUSTRALIA needed a Joe Ingles near-triple-double tonight to inch past Senegal 81-68 in a lack-lustre FIBA World Cup performance by the Boomers in Dongguan.


Sep 3

WC: Short cut on the long road

In: Boomers & Opals — Monday, 2 Sep, 2019

LAST night's opening 108-92 win by Australia over Canada has the Boomers on the threshold of advancing to the second round of the FIBA World Cup in China, contingent on tomorrow night's results.


Sep 2

WC: Delly delivers as Canucks plucked

In: Boomers & Opals — Sunday, 1 Sep, 2019

MATTHEW Dellavedova tonight produced his greatest shooting performance in an international game for Australia as the Boomers weathered a Canadian storm to open their FIBA World Cup campaign with a 108-92 win in Dongguan.


Sep 1

WC: Beware canny Canadians

In: Boomers & Opals — Sunday, 1 Sep, 2019

CANADA has proven something of an international nemesis for Australia, going into today's FIBA World Cup opener in Dongguan, China holding a 6-2 edge in tournament play.


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