Olympic Tokyo 2020 : Men's Basketball #40 - Australia vs Argentina

in Sports Talk Social2 months ago

The Boomers dominated Argentina in the last quarter, setting up a semi-final matchup with Team USA later this week.

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After smashing the Argentines 97-59 in their quarter-final, the Australians will be full of confidence heading into their hardest match of the tournament against the gold medal favourites.

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Luis Scola anticipated to stay in the game until the last buzzer heard, because that's how he always played.

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Instead, his coach pulled him out in the final minute, eliciting a standing ovation and an emotional send-off for one of the game's legends.

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On a momentous day at the Olympics,, it wasn't the only farewell, as the curtain came down on an era of men's basketball.

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Australia #5 Patty Mills scored 18 with three 3-pointers and one free throws, two rebounds, four assist and one steals.

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Argentina shot four-of-18 from the field in the second quarter, while Australia #5 Patty Mills and the rest of the team regained their stride. The golden boys embarked on a 14-4 run, and only a late three-pointer by Argentina cut Australia's advantage to six points at halftime (39-33).

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They led by 12 heading into the fourth quarter before embarking on that incredible run that secured their place in the semis against an all-star American team.

Mills led the way with 18 points, and Matisse Thybulle was a defensive tiger the whole game.


Australia (AUS) 97 - 59 (ARG) Argentina
18 [Quarter1] 22
21 [Quarter2] 11
21 [Quarter3] 15
37 [Quarter4] 11
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Current Tournament summary

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Congratulations to the Australian basketball team, at the ongoing Olympics who has shown character and determination in their game against Argentina yesterday bravo to them.setting up a semi final match against usa the defending champion is a match of the tournament.i wish them goodluck in their next game.


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This Australian boomer is unstoppable!! I wish them all the best for their match between USA and hoping a new history to be written in this Olympics Men basketball