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First-Ever Medal at Stake for Boomers Against Spain

First-Ever Medal at Stake for Boomers Against Spain

A nation awoke as one on Saturday morning hoping to witness the Boomers make history. Within minutes, it became evident that instead we were witnessing a team being taken totally out of its game by an opponent that had clearly done its homework and scouted us, an opponent that would this time match our physicality and defensive intensity, an opponent… Read more →

Serbia and Shot at History Await Boomers in Semis

Serbia and Shot at History Await Boomers in Semis

Let’s start by thanking Matthew Dellavedova for reducing the collective blood pressure of Australian basketball fans inside the first 68 seconds of the quarter-final by connecting on his first two shots, both triples. The Boomers extracted revenge on Lithuania for the bronze medal game defeats we suffered in 1996 and 2000; and they did so in spectacular fashion with an… Read more →

Boomers Look to Wrap up Group Stage with Win over Venezuela

Boomers Look to Wrap up Group Stage with Win over Venezuela

The Boomers’ resiliency this tournament has been nothing short of impressive. After suffering a disappointing loss to the U.S., you could have forgiven them for being slightly disinterested against China. It was a game Australia was expected to win easily and one they’d play without starting centre Andrew Bogut, who was being “managed” (a.k.a. rested) through some knee discomfort. “No… Read more →

Boomers Look to Roll Over China

Boomers Look to Roll Over China

It was the game that stopped a nation, as all eyes in Australia were fixated on a sparkling performance giving testament to just how far Australian basketball has come. The Boomers went toe-to-toe with Team USA, and if not for an all-world shooting night from Carmelo Anthony, might have just pulled out the win. Afterwards, there were mixed feelings. The… Read more →

Dare to Dream: Boomers vs. USA

Dare to Dream: Boomers vs. USA

Boomers vs. USA Preview The Boomers are in great shape on their quest for gold in Rio after two resounding wins against their biggest rivals for second place in Group A. Now comes the biggest test of exactly how far our boys can go. The Boomers will face the U.S. in group play at 8 a.m. AEST on Thursday. “Everyone… Read more →

Next Boomers Victim: Serbia

Next Boomers Victim: Serbia

After an amazing win against France in the opener, things will likely get a little tougher for the Boomers. In fact, this game may be the most important of the group stage as it could determine whether Australia finishes second or third in Group A. Another win and the Boomers are all but assured to avoid Spain in the quarter-final crossover…. Read more →

Boomers Mean Business

Boomers Mean Business

Wow! This morning’s 87-66 demolition of France has given the Boomers a massive opportunity to create history in Rio. The win brings about the genuine possibility of a second place finish for Australia in Group A. That would result in a favourable quarter final matchup and a legitimate shot at Australia’s first ever men’s major championship medal. The Boomers have… Read more →

Boomers Open Olympic Campaign vs. France

Boomers Open Olympic Campaign vs. France

It’s no secret that the Boomers have only one thing on their minds in Rio: stepping onto that podium and winning the first ever Olympic medal for an Australian men’s team. On paper, we have our best team ever assembled, but that means little once the ball is tipped. Even after a less-than-ideal series of warmup games, largely without Andrew… Read more →

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