BASKETBALL: The Australian women’s team have bounced back from a shock loss to France by beating Brazil in the third of their preliminary-round games, but they were made to work very hard in winning, 67-61.
BASKETBALL: Australian men’s basketball coach Brett Brown says he is convinced his team won’t get distracted by thoughts of the equation that looms as they prepare for their crucial third game of the preliminary rounds.
MEN’S BASKETBALL: The Australian team’s bid to survive beyond the preliminary rounds got a lot more difficult after they were beaten by star-studded Spain at the basketball Arena on Day 4.
BASKETBALL: Australia forced overtime via a wonder shot from Belinda Snell, but couldn’t go on to win a pulsating preliminary-round match against France at the Basketball arena on Day 3 of the Games.
The Boomers have kicked off their London 2012 campaign with a 75-71 loss against a strong Brazilian side with game top scorer Patty Mills (18 on 8/23) unable to inspire the Aussies to an opening victory.
The Boomers kick off their London 2012 campaign against a Brazilian side boasting four NBA regulars in Nene, Anderson Varejao, Tiago Splitter and Leandro Barbosa.
BASKETBALL: After an emotional 48 hours that has seen Opals team captain Lauren Jackson lead the whole Australian Olympic Team into the start of the Games, the Opals have notched up a scrappy victory of hosts Great Britain.
BASKETBALL: Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and other members of the superstar USA men’s basketball team have warned of the ability of Australian star Patty Mills to be one of the dominant players at these Olympics.
BASKETBALL: After winning medals at the past four Olympics as well as the 2006 World Championship, Australia’s women’s basketball team is chasing the only thing that has eluded them over the past 20 years – an Olympic gold medal.