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Boomers: Mills 'clinic' in Aussie group sweep

In: Boomers & Opals, NBA — Saturday, 31 Jul, 2021

PATTY Mills marshalled the troops as Australia tonight bombarded Germany 89-76 to sweep Group B at the Tokyo Olympics, marching into the quarter-finals full of confidence despite the absence of Aron Baynes.


Jul 31

Boomers: Baynes blow and Giddey goes at #6

In: Boomers & Opals, NBA — Friday, 30 Jul, 2021

TRIPLE-Olympian Aron Baynes has been ruled out of the rest of the Tokyo Games after suffering a neck injury, while Adelaide 36ers PG Josh Giddey today was selected at pick #6 in the NBA draft by Oklahoma City Thunder.


Jul 30

Opals: Almost a miracle, now fate is in freefall

In: Boomers & Opals — Friday, 30 Jul, 2021

AUSTRALIAN captain Jenna O'Hea almost pulled off a miracle comeback tonight for the Opals against China but a match-deciding late referee's call now means the Aussies must beat Puerto Rico and pray for favourable other results. Otherwise, their Tokyo Olympic campaign is over.


Opals: Staring down the China Syndrome

In: Boomers & Opals — Thursday, 29 Jul, 2021

DEEP, deep, deep doggy-do. That's what the Opals played themselves into with the heaviness of their opening intragroup loss to Belgium, which now will make qualifying for the playoffs through China an absolute must tomorrow night in Tokyo.


Jul 29

B&B: Boom times with Mahersy

In: NBL, Boomers & Opals — Wednesday, 28 Jul, 2021

WITH the Tokyo Games now in full swing, Brad Rosen and I sought out another triple-Olympian to discuss the comings-and-goings, finally securing our top priority in Brett Maher for this week's Brad&Boti podcast. No, we're not spruiking the magnificent book "Mahervellous" but he sure has some great yarns to spin.


Jul 28

Boomers: Stage One Complete

In: Boomers & Opals — Wednesday, 28 Jul, 2021

AUSTRALIA's gritty 86-83 win tonight over Italy has thrust the Boomers through to the second round of the Tokyo Olympics and within range of a historic first medal, their intragroup record now at 2-0 with only Germany to play before the quarter-finals.


Opals: Belgians get the chocolates

In: Boomers & Opals — Tuesday, 27 Jul, 2021

MANY of us feared it and tonight Belgium fulfilled its undoubted international promise, following the hot hand of Emma Meesseman's 32 points to an 85-70 debut Olympic win over our Opals in Tokyo. 


Jul 27

Sacre bleu! Yanks lay a golden egg

In: Boomers & Opals, NBA — Monday, 26 Jul, 2021

FRANCE last night formally threw the Tokyo Games' men's basketball competition wide open, ending the USA's 25-game Olympic winning streak with a glorious 83-76 victory built on Evan Fournier's 28-point tour de force.


Jul 26

Boomers: Locked In, Safely Away

In: Boomers & Opals, NBA — Sunday, 25 Jul, 2021

DEFENCE tenacious? Tick. Patty Mills alight? Tick. An unexpected contributor or two? Tick. Australia's Boomers tonight opened their Tokyo Olympic campaign by locking in and safely tucking away an 84-67 victory over Nigeria, ticking all the boxes.


Jul 25

Don't forget 3X3!

In: Boomers & Opals — Friday, 23 Jul, 2021

TOKYO: The journey from the streets to the Olympics is just one day away from being complete as 3x3 is set to make its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games from July 24-28.


Jul 23

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