August 2011 Basketball Wiretap

Valanciunas Plays Just Four Minutes In Lithuania's 80-69 Win Over Great Britain

Aug 31, 2011 8:32 PM

Lithuania defeated Great Britain by a final score of 80-69 to open the 2011 EuroBasket.

Rimantas Kaukenas had 16 points on eight shots to lead Lithuania.

Jonas Valanciunas played in just four minutes while collecting two rebounds and failing to attempt a shot.

Luol Deng had 25 points and 10 rebounds while playing all 40 minutes for Great Britain. Joel Freeland had 14 points.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Jonas Valanciunas, National, National Euro Championship

Discuss Buy Tickets
Kanter Goes For 14 And 7 In Turkey's 79-56 Win Over Portugal

Aug 31, 2011 8:29 PM

Enes Kanter had 14 points on nine shots and seven rebounds in Turkey's 79-56 win over Portugal in their first game of 2011 EuroBasket.

Hedo Turkoglu had 14 points.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Enes Kanter, National, National Euro Championship

Discuss Buy Tickets
Bargnani Scores 22 Points In Italy's Loss To Serbia

Aug 31, 2011 8:28 PM

Despite 22 points and nine rebounds from Andrea Bargnani, Serbia defeated Italy by a final score of 80-68 in their first game of the 2011 EuroBasket.

Milos Tedosic and Milenko Tepic each scored 15 points for Serbia, who had a +14 assist margin.

Danilo Gallinari scored 15 points on nine shots.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: National, National Euro Championship

Discuss Buy Tickets
France Withstands 32 Points From Blums To Defeat Latvia

Aug 31, 2011 8:16 PM

Tony Parker scored 31 points and logged seven assists in France's 89-78 win over Latvia in their first game of the 2011 EuroBasket.

Boris Diaw, Mickael Gelable, Nicolas Batum and Joakim Noah each finished in double-figures.

Janis Blums had 32 points and six assists for Latvia.

Tags: Janis Blums, National, National Euro Championship

Discuss Buy Tickets
Calathes, Koufos Pace Greece To 76-67 Win Over Bosnia

Aug 31, 2011 8:14 PM

Nick Calathes had 13 points and seven rebounds to help lead Greece to a 76-67 win over Bosnia in their first game of 2011 EuroBasket.

Kosta Koufos had 10 points and 10 rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: National, National Euro Championship

Discuss Buy Tickets
Georgia Defeats Belgium By 81-59 Final In First Game Of Pool Play

Aug 31, 2011 8:12 PM

Zaza Pachulia led Georgia to an 81-59 win over Belgium in their first game of the 2011 EuroBasket.

Pachulia had 16 points, while Viktor Sanikidze and Tornike Shengelia each had 13 points.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: National, National Euro Championship

Discuss Buy Tickets
Kirilenko Goes For 20 And 11 In Win Over Ukraine

Aug 31, 2011 8:11 PM

With a dominant performance on the glass where they outrebounded Ukraine by a +13 margin, Russia pulled out a 73-64 win in their first game of the 2011 EuroBasket.

Andrei Kirilenko had 20 points and 11 rebounds.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: National, National Euro Championship

Discuss Buy Tickets
Nowitzki Scores 25 In Germany's 91-64 Win Over Israel

Aug 31, 2011 8:08 PM

Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points on just 14 shots as Germany defeated Israel by a final score of 91-64.

Chris Kaman pitched in 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Robin Benzing had 12 points. Germany outrebounded Israel by a margin of +14.

Guy Pnini led Israel with 20 points.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: National, National Euro Championship

Discuss Buy Tickets
Pau Gasol, Navarro Lead Spain To 83-78 Win Over Poland

Aug 31, 2011 8:03 PM

Spain defeated Poland by a final score of 83-78 in their first game of the 2011 EuroBasket.

The game was far closer than most expected as Spain is the tournament's heavy favorite.

Pau Gasol scored 29 points on just 12 shots from the floor, while Juan Carlos Navarro had 23 points. Marc Gasol had 16 points and seven rebounds.

Ricky Rubio was 0-for-5 from the floor and failed to record an assist in 16 minutes.

Poland was led by 18 points and seven assists from Thomas Kelati, who was an All-Pac-10 First Team selection from Washington State in 2005.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Pau Gasol, Juan Carlos Navarro, Marc Gasol, Thomas Kelati, National, National Euro Championship

Discuss Buy Tickets
Purvis Takes Louisville Off List Altogether

Aug 31, 2011 8:00 PM

Rodney Purvis has eliminated Louisville altogether from his list of school he's considering just a few months after he pulled his verbal commitment from the school.

Purvis is now considering Connecticut, Memphis, Missouri, N.C. Central, N.C. State, Ohio State, Virginia Commonwealth and Virginia.

Purvis is one of the top shooting guards in the country.

“Instead of rushing into another decision,” Purvis said. “I get to sit down and talk with the coaches more. Gain relationships with every coach on the staff. Just get a good feel for the campuses ... and see what fits my style of play the best.”

News and Observer

Tags: Rodney Purvis, Louisville Cardinals, High School, High School Recruiting, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting

Discuss Buy Tickets
High-Level CBA Meeting Lasts Six Hours
Derek Fisher told reporters afterward that the union had not changed its “philosophical stance” on issues and added that “both sides [are] feeling a sense of urgency” to strike a deal.

Los Angeles Times

Who's Who Of Top High School Players To Attend Kentucky's Midnight Madness
Shabazz Muhammad, DaJuan Coleman, Archie Goodwin, Alex Poythress, T.J. Warren, Willie Cauley, Chris Walker, Dakari Johnson and twins Aaron and Andrew Harrison will reportedly be in attendance.

Beyond The Arc

Celtics Won't Add To Coaching Staff
Danny Ainge confirmed on Wednesday that the Celtics will not be adding to their coaching staff.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe (via Twitter)

Puerto Rico Defeats Panama 99-66
Alejandro Carmona had 16 points on 10 shots and Carlos Arroyo had 11 points and seven assists.

RealGM Staff Report

Wednesday's CBA Meeting Likely To Reveal 'Seriousness Of Both Sides'
The most powerful brokers of the NBA's collective bargaining agreement will meet Wednesday in what will be the most significant negotiation to date of the 2011 lockout.

Yahoo! Sports

Nick Young Receiving Interest From China
Nick Young is receiving 'major interest' from teams in China, according to his agent Aaon Mintz.

ESPN

Ledo Cancels Providence Announcement Press Conference
Some of Ricardo Ledo's advisors weren't ready for him to commit to Providence.

Providence Journal

Iguodala, Collins Cleared Air Before Lockout
Andre Iguodala had an opportunity to speak with Doug Collins shortly before the lockout.

Philadelphiaa Daily News

Melo League Defeats Goodman By 149-141 Final
Kevin Durant scored 59 points with LeBron James guarding him for most of the night, but his Goodman League team fell short.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Argentina Defeats Paraguay To Open 2011 FIBA Americas
Argentina defeated Paraguay by an 84-52 final in their first game of Pool Play in the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship.

RealGM Staff Report

Crittenton Was Robbed Of $55,000 Worth Of Jewelry
Javaris Crittenton was robbed at gunpoint by two teenagers when leaving a barbershop on the evening of April 21st.

AP

Adelman Returns To Oregon Without Offer From Wolves
Rick Adelman met with Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor on Tuesday, but returned to Portland without an offer or promise that one would be forthcoming.

Ric Bucher/ESPN

Blair In Serious Talks To Play In Russia
DeJuan Blair could sign with a Russian team this week.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter)

Splitter's 17, 11 And Six Paces Brazil To 93-83 Win Over Venezuela
Brazil defeated Venezuela by a final score of 92-83 in their opening game of the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship.

RealGM Staff Report

Horford Leads Dominican Republic To 90-60 Win Over Cuba
Al Horford scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

RealGM Staff Report

Stern, Silver, Holt, Hunter, Fisher And Klempner Set For Meeting
The two sides last met on August 1st.

AP

Thaddeus Young In Conversations With Multiple Teams From China
Thaddeus Young has received attention from teams in China, according to his agent Jim Tanner.

Jorge Sierra/HoopsHype

Pearl Turns Down D-League Offer, Takes Job With Marketing Firm
A news release by the company cited Bruce Pearl's marketing and economic background as a student at Boston College.

ESPN

Kamari Murphy Commits To Oklahoma State
Kamari Murphy has verbally committed to Oklahoma State, choosing the Big 12 school over Florida, Miami, Connecticut, Auburn and Louisville.

Adam Zagoria/ZagsBlog

Bishop Gorman's Demetris Morant Commits To UNLV
Demetris Morant said he chose the Rebels over San Diego State. He also was recruited by Arizona State, Memphis, Texas A&M and Nevada.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Check out RealGM Basketball on LockerDome on LockerDome