Guybrush wrote:aussiebiedrins wrote:Guybrush wrote:Aussie, tomorrow is our day. Looking forward talking to you after/during the match if we're online.
I don't understand how you guys only just beat Germany. But having said that, I don't understand how we only just beat Jordan. I mean, Jordan!
Anyway, if we lose, I'm already using Bogut as an excuse. But I do like our size. Any Patty Mills is having a great tourney.
How much will Kristic's return help you guys?
We actually lost to Germany by one point after 2 overtimes. We had a bad shooting game, and they were wuite lucky considering some shots that got in for them. So, it was one of those games that rarely anyhting goes well. What more to say when Kosta Perovic scored the most points (20). But, we also missed two best players. You could have seen how much better offense looks like when Teodosic throws his passes and assists around. With him, I could score 30 points a game.
You have "our" guy in Alex Maric as well. You're lucky he couldn't play for Serbia now, he's a real good center. That's where Krstic will automatically help. Perovic, you all know what kind of a player he is. He's just too slow, he can do something good, but he can't be in for the most of the game. Macvan (3rd center) is just too small, he's more of a PF, he's build reminds me a bit of Kevin Love.
Teodosic improved offense a lot (miles better than it was), and Krstic will help mostly in rebounding (defesively mostly), he will be a first option below the basket, and he's quite good in defense as well, being a big guy that is quite mobile as well. He's a team captain also, so he means a lot. I think we'll take this one, we already lost one we shouldn't have, so I don't think we will allow ourselves same mistake again.
Though, I wish you the best of luck, and let the best team win.
Sorry, massive brainfart on my part. I meant to write, I don't know how you guys lost to Germany. Don't know what I was thinking there.
The Australian team is interesting. There are only two players on the squad from the local Australian league (the NBL). The rest are all either NBA or Europe. Shows the quality of our league here. But I do like that we end up with players like Alex Maric on our team
It should be a great game. I feel both teams used their first games as a way of easing into the tournament, and the results from the Jordan/Germany wins are much more indicative of each team's potential and ability.
I do worry about the Serbians though. Teodosic certainly likes to throw the ball around, almost as much as Kristic likes to throw chairs around
Anyway, good luck too, and definitely, may the best team win!