Catching up with the Spurs and Olympic play
Hi! San Antonio Spurs fans and basketball fanatics. It's been more than a month since my last post here on SpursOnFire, with a handful of Spurs players playing at the London Olympics, there is a lot of catching up to do. So let's get to it!
Olympic recap Day 1
Patty Mills finished with 20 points seven rebounds, and four assists in Australia’s 75-71 loss to Brazil. Mills became the Bommer's go to guy with Andrew Bogut out. Meanwhile, Tiago Splitter chipped in seven points and seven rebounds in the win.
Tony Parker looked out of shape scoring 10 points and committing four turnovers in France’s 98-71 loss against Team USA. Parker says he hasn’t done anything over the past month, and it showed. He was rusty and largely ineffective as the Americans made it their mission to shut him down.
Boris Diaw had nine points and six rebounds for France, while Nando De Colo scored seven points, and had three assists, three steals and five turnovers against USA. De Colo struggled against the US athletic play but showed good floor awareness and decent defense.
Manu Ginobili turned out a vintage performance finishing with 21 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, and four steals in Argentina’s 102-79 victory over Lithuania.
Olympic recap Day 2
The first international matchup between Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili did not disappoint, Ginobili led all scorers with 26 points and five rebounds, but Parker made all the right plays late as Les Bleus, embarrassed by Team USA in Sunday’s opener, bounced back for a quality 71-64 win over Argentina.
Parker had 17 points, eight coming in the final five minutes of the game and added four assists.
De Colo played better scoring 11 points and added five rebounds and two assists. Diaw had a bad game, the versatile big man had only two points on 1-of-6 shooting but managed to grab, six rebounds, and dish out three assists.
Mills had a poor shooting night, the Australian point guard had 11 points on 5-of-16 shooting, and two rebounds in Australia’s 82-70 loss to Spain. The Boomers remain win-less after two games.
Splitter bounced back. After a so so performance against Australia, the Brazilian big man was key in Brazil's 67-62 victory over Great Britain.: Splitter finished with 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the field and had six boards.
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