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Three-point shooting percentage update: Spain 2 of 19 now. Awful offensive play.
Evan Fournier brought his big boy pants tonight.
Too many Spanish players looking for that hero shot to get going offensively.
Spain has the momentum now, but what a lackluster performance by the hosts so far.
Pau Gasol with the emphatic block on Diot to finish the third quarter.
Spain shooting 2 of 16 from beyond the arc. It's bad.
France-Spain game as intense as it is ugly.
Marc Gasol having a rough night offensively.
Are we going to hear about the officiating at the end of the game?
Big surprise: A shoving match at a France-Spain game. Florent Pietrus saying not very nice things to Rubio. In Spanish!
Navarro taking over for Spain like he has done a zillion times in the last 15 years.
France has yet to score in the second half. Spain making the game a more physical affair now.
Fans finally putting pressure now. Real home-court advantage.
Serge Ibaka and the Gasols have combined for seven rebounds. France: 25.
Spain feeling the pressure? France, who has not done anything to call home about, up 35-28 at halftime.
Spain's offense not a thing of beauty right now. France up 28-21 with three minutes to go in the first half.
Rudy Gobert's athleticism around the basket giving Spain some problems. Just dunked on Pau Gasol.
Spain-France game about to begin. Huge upset if the Spaniards don't advance to semifinals.
Brazil, the third most talented team at the World Cup, in deep trouble vs. Serbia in 1/4 finals game. Down 15 with 15 minutes to go.
Miroslav Raduljica's beard is vastly underrated.
Andre Drummond has missed a bunch of alley-oops at the World Cup that he would usually finish. Should lose some weight.
Serious question: Would Alabama (Eric Bledsoe, Gerald Wallace, DeMarre Carroll, DJ White, DeMarcus Cousins) beat Slovenia?
The fact that he doesn't care about it and wants Argentina to play with what they have speaks highly about him.
But it's obvious some countries are taking advantage of naturalizations and Argentina is at a disadvantage there.
Don't think Prigioni was taking a shot at Brazil or any other National Team in particular.
I applaud Prigioni for that comment. National Teams should not be able to "sign" players.
Pablo Prigioni with the takedown on many National Teams: Would rather have less success than naturalize foreign players to get better.
Luis Scola a bit angry when asked about "this group" of Argentinian players. Says there's no such thing as "this group", too many changes.
Argentina about to lose to Brazil in the 1/8 finals of the World Cup. Could be a long time till they compete for medals again.
Tiago Splitter, Nenê and Anderson Varejao have scored seven points combined.
It's 36-33 Argentina at halftime. Pablo Prigioni with 15 points and perfect shooting.
Argentina up 21-13 at the end of the first quarter. Game played the way they want it played.
Walter Herrmann of Bobcats fame in game vs. Brazil.
"I'm going to watch that Brazil-Argentina World Cup game instead of the NFL." - Nobody in the U.S.
Keep an eye on Andres Nocioni today. He will do damage in more ways than one.
Will be hard for Argentina to make it a close game. But if it is, watch out. If I'm Brazil, I don't want a game going don to the wire.
Argentina has owned Brazil lately. Argentinians are tremendous competitors, we all know that. But Brazil much more talented.
Brazil-Argentina World Cup game in 80 minutes. A FIBA classic.
A team with superb Euro players like Bojan Bogdanovic, Dario Saric or Ante Tomic finishes World Cup with a 3-3 record. Big disappointment.
Pro-Croatia crowd here in Madrid. France up 66-64 with 52.6 seconds to go.
Croatia has scored 27 points in 26 minutes. That won't do.
You're going to love Dario Saric in the NBA. Ability to rebound, run the court and finish himself.
France-Croatia at the World Cup. Plenty of NBA talent on the court.
Derrick Rose: "Not worried about missing shots."
Derrick Rose said he doesn't know anything about Mexico other than the fact that the team has two NBA players.
Derrick Rose says he has not watched Spain play yet.
Monty Williams on Kenneth Faried: "He's been a surprise to everybody. You can't scout energy."
Irving goes to the bench limping. Landed on his back.
Kyrie Irving hurt on the floor.
This is the third game in three days for Derrick Rose.
Derrick Rose's quickness and ability to change directions are still fantastic, but not finishing well at the rim at the World Cup.
Pooh Jeter is better than (blank) NBA players.