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2006 World Basketball Championships In Japan


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I'm looking forward to this. Already, ESPN2 is planning to air all of the USA games, and Fox College Sports Pacific is airing a couple of games too.

The first USA exhibiton was fun to watch. Close at first, but then the good ol' USA pulled away in quite an exciting fashion. :) I look forward to the next exhibitions to air, against Korea and China, as well.

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Gli Azzurri

Gianluca Basile (Winthertur FC Barcelona)

Marco Stefano Belinelli (Fortitudo Bologna)

Giorgio Boscagin (Bipop Carire Reggio Emilia)

Daniele Cavaliero (Basket Roseto)

Alessandro Cittadini (Carpisa Napoli)

Fabio Di Bella (Vidivici Bologna)

Christian Di Giuliomaria (Snaidero Udine)

Luca Garri (Angelico Biella)

Jacopo Giachetti (Lottomatica Roma)

Angelo Gigli (Benetton Treviso)

Stefano Mancinelli (Climamio Bologna)

Denis Marconato (Winthertur FC Barcelona)

Andrea Michelori (Vertical Vision Cantù)

Marco Mordente (Benetton Treviso)

Andrea Pecile (Monte Paschi Siena)

Richard Mason Rocca (Carpisa Napoli)

Matteo Soragna (Benetton Treviso)

Valerio Spinelli (Carpisa Napoli)

unfortunately Andrea Bargnani, the new Toronto player, will not join the championship, he undertatook to prepare the next NBA.. :(

sorry I have to correct my previous post..

this is the list of the italian players called in Japan

Gianluca Basile

Marco Belinelli

Angelo Gigli

Stefano Mancinelli

Andrea Michelori

Matteo Soragna

Luca Garri

Richard Mason Rocca

Fabio Di Bella, Playmaker

Marco Mordente

Andrea Pecile

Denis Marconato

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After the last couple of wins in the exhibition games, I feel confident that Team USA will do well this year.

sorry I have to correct my previous post..

this is the list of the italian players called in Japan

Gianluca Basile

Marco Belinelli

Angelo Gigli

Stefano Mancinelli

Andrea Michelori

Matteo Soragna

Luca Garri

Richard Mason Rocca

Fabio Di Bella, Playmaker

Marco Mordente

Andrea Pecile

Denis Marconato

No Bargnani?

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Spain team is in Japan after a great training´s phase.They won 9 matches,against China (97-63 and 96-49),Angola (97-73),Serbia and Montenegro (83-62 and 80-65),Poland (89-57),Argentina (79-67 and 87-66) and Slovenia (96-85).

Only USA is unbeaten too in this phase ,they won 5 matches...

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Team USA made its final cut, cutting defensive specialist Bruce Bowen. The 12-man roster will be:

Carmelo Anthony

Shane Battier

Chris Bosh

Elton Brand

Kirk Hinrich

Dwight Howard

Lebron James

Antawn Jamison

Joe Johnson

Brad Miller

Chris Paul

Dwyane Wade

The lack of outside shooters could hurt us (as it did in the close win over Brazil), but I like this team A LOT better than the teams from Indianapolis in '02 or Athens in '04. There's a lot more diversity in talent; it seems like each of these guys brings a unique set of skills to the team.

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I think the best teams will be the USA and Spain. Spain has surprised me. We have beaten Serbia (World champion) and Argentina (Olympic champion) both twice!

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no, he's busy preparing the next NBA season :(

By avoiding the World Championship?

Ha, Ha, Ha..................................He won't risk injuring his little finger until he signs

that $25 million contract, or risk his bargaining power by looking foolish against

all the other competition. This tournament IS the best preparation possible, but the

contract negotiations for a NBA 1st pick are big business and money comes first.

In reality, he's going to be UNprepared for next season and have a very nasty

welcome. Too bad, cuz I think Italy really needs him. Where's Galanda, anyway?

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It makes you wonder why Greece started so bad the game with Qatar....

First results:

GERMANY 81-70 Japan (hard first match for the hosters)

Venezuela 72-82 LEBANON

Brazil 77-83 AUSTRALIA

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Where's Galanda, anyway?

the coach has prefered the young players to the old.. as you can see in the italian line-up the only 2 "old" players (who won the bronze in Stockolm2003 and the silver in Athens2004) are Gianluca Basile and Denis Marconato..

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Serbia & Montenegro 75-82 NIGERIA :blink:

ANGOLA 83-70 Panama

GREECE 84-64 Qatar

Puerto Rico 100-111 USA

SLOVENIA 96-79 Senegal

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Ugh, the FIBA site is down for me.

Puerto Rico is one of those pesky teams. What they lack in paint presence they make up with guard play. Larry Ayuso and Carlos Arroyo really made it difficult for Team USA all night. But our offense saved us this time.

I expect less problems against China however.

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Latest results:

Group A: Lebanon 82- Venezuela 72

Argentina 80- France 70

Nigeria 82- Serbia and Montenegro 75

Group B: Germany 81- Japan 70

Angola 83- Panama 70

Spain 86- New Zealand 70

Group C: Australia 83- Brazil 77

Greece 84- Qatar 64

Turkey 76-Lithuania 74

Group D: USA 111-Puerto Rico 100

Slovenia 96-Senegal 79

Italy 84- China 69

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