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.
TEAM: Andrew Gaze knows what it is like to be a champion basketballer who carried the flag for Australia at an Olympic Games, and he says Lauren Jackson is in for a mind-blowing experience that will never leave her.
TEAM: On what she says will be the proudest night of her life, basketballer Lauren Jackson will lead Australia into Olympic battle Friday night with unfinished business to attend to.
TEAM: Lauren Jackson’s big gig – and in her case, big is the operative word in every way – confirms her status as the finest female basketballer Australia has produced, perhaps the best of either gender.