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RenegadeLonghorn
08-04-2008, 06:03 PM
Welcome to SCF's 2008 Beijing Olympics Basketball contest!

To enter, copy and paste the formatted entry below and fill in your predictions.

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Which place will Team USA finish? –

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? -
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? –
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? -
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? -

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RULES:
#1 - NO editing of posts.
#2 - ONE entry per member.
#3 - All entries must be posted before the beginning of the first game (8/10 10:15 AM EST)
#4 - The winner of tiebreaker #4 will be the closest to the overall score without going over. No two members can pick the same tiebreaker number.
#5 - This contest only applies to the men's basketball team.

Prize is a Dwight Howard Stadium Club Beam Team Game Used card! Only one person will get this great card of an Olympian and hopeful Gold Medalist!

gladdyontherise
08-04-2008, 06:05 PM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 1st

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - Kobe Bryant
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Dwight Howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - Chris Paul
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? - 700

palantri
08-04-2008, 06:05 PM
Place- Gold medal, in a landslide

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - Dwyane Wade
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Dwight Howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - Kobe
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? no idea...how many games do they play?

flea2123
08-04-2008, 06:08 PM
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - bron
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – d howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - j kidd
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)?-1210

meloman315
08-04-2008, 06:09 PM
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - carmelo
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – d howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - j kidd
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)?-1299

DX2
08-04-2008, 06:21 PM
Which place will Team USA finish? –

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - LeBron James
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Boozer
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - Kidd
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? - 755

dique diablo son
08-04-2008, 06:22 PM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 1

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - Lebron James
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Dwight Howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - Jason Kidd
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? -730

DX2
08-04-2008, 06:22 PM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 1st

BrewTownBucksFan
08-04-2008, 06:38 PM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 1st

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - Kobe Bryant
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Dwight Howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - Deron Williams
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? - 822

Patrick615
08-04-2008, 07:06 PM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 1st

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - K.Byrant
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – D.Howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - J.Kidd
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? -942

RyU
08-04-2008, 07:53 PM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 1st

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - KOBE
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – HOWARD
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - KIDD
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? - 800

RenegadeLonghorn
08-04-2008, 08:00 PM
flea2121 and meloman315 - you guys forgot to add an answer to the question. Please do not edit your entry. Just post your answer.

jastet
08-04-2008, 08:15 PM
1. Kobe
2. Howard
3. Kidd
4. 799

SgtPepper
08-04-2008, 11:09 PM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 1st

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - Kobe Bryant
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Dwight Howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - Jason Kidd
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? -850

Thanks!

RenegadeLonghorn
08-04-2008, 11:13 PM
1. Kobe
2. Howard
3. Kidd
4. 799

You forgot to answer the main question:

Which place will Team USA finish?

Please don't edit your entry. Just post the answer.

key2win
08-04-2008, 11:23 PM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 1st (Gold)

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - Lebron James
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Dwight Howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - Chris Paul
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? - 859

tmac
08-05-2008, 07:47 PM
:sign0087:

Which place will Team USA finish? – 1ST

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - Kobe Bryant
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Dwight Howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - Chris Paul
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? -880 points

theanswer0221
08-05-2008, 11:23 PM
place: 1st

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - lebron
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – dwight howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - jkidd
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? - 1002

godfatherofall101
08-06-2008, 01:51 AM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 1st

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - lebron james
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – dwight howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - j.kidd
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? -872

ocsupertone81
08-06-2008, 03:15 AM
US finish- 1st
Leading scorer.. Kobe
Leading rebound- D. Howard
Assists- J. Kidd
total points-802

allstar
08-06-2008, 11:35 AM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 1st

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - carmelo
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - paul
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? 999

amesballa
08-06-2008, 02:14 PM
US finish: 1
Most Points: Kobe Bryant
Most Rebounds: Dwight Howard
Most Assists: Jason Kidd
Total Pts: 1009

RenegadeLonghorn
08-06-2008, 02:25 PM
Prize is a Dwight Howard Stadium Club Beam Team Game Used card!

adam334581
08-06-2008, 03:19 PM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 1st

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - Dwayne Wade
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Dwight Howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? -Chris Paul
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games(combined score)? 944

tennisdevils
08-06-2008, 06:28 PM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 2nd
I am the only one who doesnt think that the US will win it!
Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - Dwayne Wade
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Dwight Howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - Chris Paul
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? -

molly1984
08-07-2008, 12:40 AM
bump for more entries!

dabears34
08-07-2008, 12:49 AM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 1st

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - wade
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - paul
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? - 788

BrewTownBucksFan
08-07-2008, 01:07 AM
Prize is a Dwight Howard Stadium Club Beam Team Game Used card!


Now that is something to be competitive about! I think you should have gotten little medals and handed them to first, second, and third like the olympics.

RenegadeLonghorn
08-07-2008, 02:20 AM
Now that is something to be competitive about! I think you should have gotten little medals and handed them to first, second, and third like the olympics.

If there were some Team USA cards like that already out, that would have been sweet to giveaway.

underdawg
08-07-2008, 02:45 AM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 1st

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - Dwayne Wade
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Dwight Howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? -Chris Paul
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games(combined score)? 999

michael615
08-07-2008, 03:39 AM
2nd
most points Kobe
most rebounds Dwight Howards
most assists Jason Kidd

gmoney168
08-07-2008, 03:48 AM
Which place will Team USA finish? –

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - Kobe Bryant
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Dwight Howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - Chris Paul
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? - 840

RenegadeLonghorn
08-07-2008, 03:58 AM
michael615-you forgot tiebreaker #4

gmoney618-you forgot to answer the main question.

Please do not edit your entries. Make another reply with the answer.

ellogovna*123
08-07-2008, 10:01 AM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 1st, easily

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - Kobe
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Dwight Howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - CP3
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? - 901

matt05behs
08-07-2008, 02:52 PM
Thanks for the contest

Which place will Team USA finish? – 1st

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? Michael Redd
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Bosh
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - d. williams
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? - 800

PistonsFan
08-07-2008, 03:56 PM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 1st (GOLD)


Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - LeBron James
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Dwight Howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - Chris Paul
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? - 888

UGAdawg
08-07-2008, 04:40 PM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 1st
Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - LeBron James
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Dwight Howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - Chris Paul
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)?- 850

jeebus86
08-07-2008, 06:18 PM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 1st

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? – Dwyane Wade
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Dwight Howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? – Chris Paul
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? - 880

nadeau01_johnson48
08-07-2008, 10:42 PM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 1st, of course.

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - Dwyane Wade
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Chris Bosh
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - Chris Paul
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? - 787

charger8521
08-07-2008, 11:23 PM
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - Kobe
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Dwight Howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - D-Will
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? -878

molly1984
08-07-2008, 11:39 PM
charger8521-- you answered the tie breakers but not the main question :) <br />
<br />
Which place will Team USA finish? <br />
<br />
hit reply and leave your answer, don't edit your post.

lakersdrew
08-08-2008, 02:35 AM
Which place will Team USA finish? – GOLD MEDAL (First place)

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - Kobe "Black Mamba" Bryant
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Carmelo "Melo" Anthony
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - Chris "CP3" Paul
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? - 823 Total Points

MatsSundin13Rocks
08-08-2008, 06:10 AM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 1st

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - Lebron
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - Kidd
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? - How many games would be very helpful to answering this question but I'll make a guess of 875 points.

keithmcm
08-08-2008, 10:21 AM
Where finish 3rd place- bronze medal
Most points Dwight Howard
Rebounds Howard
Assists Lebron James
Total points 819 no idea how many games are played in this deal- has to be at least 5 but dunno
Thanks for letting an inactive member enter.

molly1984
08-09-2008, 12:48 PM
the first game is tomorrow (8/10) at 10:15 AM EST, so make sure you get your entries in asap!

kmurr93
08-09-2008, 12:51 PM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 2nd

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - Kobe bryant
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Dwight howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - jason kidd
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? -876

thanks a lot for the contest

neilbec
08-09-2008, 02:07 PM
Which place will Team USA finish? – First

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - Dwayne Wade
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Carmelo Anthony
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - Chris Paul
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? - 759

good_boy_69
08-09-2008, 02:12 PM
Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - Dwayne Wade
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Chris Bosh
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - Chris Paul
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? - 867

garnett_21
08-09-2008, 03:09 PM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 1st

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - Lebron
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Dwight Howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - CP3
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? - 888

legend33
08-09-2008, 03:18 PM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 1st

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - Bron
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – D Howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - CP3
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? -887

vickfan07
08-09-2008, 04:02 PM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 1st

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - wade
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – d.howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - c.paul
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? -976

fitchjr1
08-09-2008, 09:32 PM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 1st

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - Carmello Anthony
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Dwight Howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - Chris Paul
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? - 689

PPPanthersGM
08-09-2008, 11:31 PM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 1st.

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - Kobe
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Dwight howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - CP3
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? - 963

RenegadeLonghorn
08-10-2008, 05:00 AM
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? - How many games would be very helpful to answering this question but I'll make a guess of 875 points.

None of us know how many games Team USA will play. Anywhere from 5-8. This is why the last tiebreaker question is tricky...

RenegadeLonghorn
08-10-2008, 05:06 AM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 1st

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - Kobe Bryant
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Dwight Howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - Chris Paul
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? - 705

MatsSundin13Rocks
08-10-2008, 06:14 AM
Can I change my last tiebreaker: 825 total points.

nbafan123
08-10-2008, 08:34 AM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 1st
Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - Kobe Bryant
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Dwight Howard
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - Jason Kidd
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? - 837

lakersdrew
08-10-2008, 11:21 AM
The first game is already being played so all picks are closed

nbafan123
08-10-2008, 12:00 PM
Please let me know if I am allowed to be in this contest.

lakersdrew
08-10-2008, 12:50 PM
NBAfan i edited my post, your picks are 100&#37; valid as the game started about 2 hours ago so your picks were way in time. The first game is over so picks are closed now.

nbafan123
08-10-2008, 12:54 PM
Ok, thanks.

lakersdrew
08-10-2008, 01:12 PM
Game 1 USA (1-0) WIN over China (0-1) 101-70. Dwayne Wade led the scorers with 19 points. LeBron had 18, Kobe and Dwight Howard with 13 each. Rebounds went to Bosh who got a lot of playing time due to the blowout. He had 8 while LeBron** had 6, Anthony and Williams** each with 4. As for assists, Chris Paul (the obvious pick as it seems) led with 6 assists and LeBron** and Kobe each had 3. Assuming team USA will make it to play all 8 games, they are on pace for 808 points, but with the next matchup against lowest ranked Angola, we should expect a huge offensive performance (my guess will be throwing down 125 points on Tuesday).

** = Not chosen by anyone as their pick for that category.
(Ex: No participant chose LeBron to be the leading rebounder)

NEXT GAME: Tuesday, August 12 VS. Angola (0-1) (Germany 95 - Angola 66)


I hope people liked my recap =)

nbafan123
08-10-2008, 01:18 PM
Thanks for the recap.

RenegadeLonghorn
08-10-2008, 02:52 PM
MatsSundin-yoru original tiebreaker guess is your entry.

lakersdrew-thanks for the recap

ellogovna*123
08-10-2008, 04:50 PM
Hey lakersdrew thanks a ton for the recap!

steveamare
08-10-2008, 09:48 PM
Which place will Team USA finish? – 1st

Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - D wade
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Dwight
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - cp3
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? - 1159

lakersdrew
08-10-2008, 10:44 PM
steve, not to bust ur chops but ur picks are kinda null and voided.... once the olympic tournament began, you cant make your predictions after the first game

lakersdrew
08-12-2008, 12:29 PM
97 USA (2-0) VS (0-2) ANGOLA 76

GAME RECAP:
The U.S. Team, despite a hearty performance from Angola, cruised to its second consecutive victory on Tuesday, 97-76. The Americans received an unexpected challenge from the Angolans for much of the game. Angola, in fact, outscored USA in the fourth quarter.
Engineered by Chris Paul’s stellar backcourt defense, the U.S. converted on many fast break points. The team, however, didn’t shoot well from 3-point range (5-of-21).

Dwyane Wade continued to show that he has overcome his shoulder and knee injuries with a team-high 19 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field. Dwight Howard added 14 points and LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony each had 12.

STATS SUMMARY:

Points:

Dwayne Wade – 19 (Combined 38)
LeBron James – 12 (Combined 30)
Dwight Howard – 14 (Combined 27)
Kobe Bryant – 8 (Combined 21)
Carmelo Anthony – 12 (Combined 15)

Rebounds:

Carmelo Anthony – 6 (Combined 10)
Chris Bosh – 2 (Combined 10)
LeBron James – 2 (Combined 8)
Chris Paul – 4 (Combined 7)
Dwight Howard – 3 (Combined 5)


Assists:

Chris Paul – 3 (Combined 9)
LeBron James – 5 (Combined 8)
Deron Williams – 4 (Combined 8)
Jason Kidd – 3 (Combined 6)


Total Points:
101 vs China
97 vs Angola
198 TOTAL
With 6 games to go (hopefully) the pace is at 792 total points.

Next game: Greece (1-1)
(Greece 66, Spain 81) (Greece 87, Germany 64)

USA will look to avenge its defeat at the 2006 World Championships when it plays Greece on Thursday.

ellogovna*123
08-12-2008, 01:18 PM
im surprised that they didn't beat them by more

RenegadeLonghorn
08-12-2008, 10:31 PM
lakersdrew-you are definitely on top of this! Thanks for doing this. Very helpful. :thumb:

lakersdrew
08-12-2008, 11:00 PM
no problem! not everyone has the chance to watch the games like I do, and by me giving these recaps, everyone can stay informed just by being subscribed to the thread instead of no1 knowing whats going on until 1 month from now. I thought everyone involved in the contest would love to stay involved with the olympics and even root for their favorite teams/players.

reggiebush25
08-13-2008, 08:53 AM
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - wade
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – chris bosh
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - chris paul
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? - 794

RenegadeLonghorn
08-13-2008, 11:45 AM
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - wade
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – chris bosh
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - chris paul
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? - 794


Sorry, but the deadline has passed to enter.

lakersdrew
08-14-2008, 12:12 AM
hahahahahha, renegade, steveamare's was also past deadline just to let u know to look back at that. Also, I dont find it weird at all how after two games reggiebush25 decided to pick the leaders in every category and a score thats close to pace!

RenegadeLonghorn
08-14-2008, 12:22 AM
I saw but didn't respond since you beat me to it.

lakersdrew
08-14-2008, 12:25 AM
yea ok thanx! I feel special now haha!! I was just letting you know since you are the basketball manager person

lakersdrew
08-14-2008, 12:20 PM
USA Still Perfect in Beijing

92 USA (3-0) VS (1-2) GREECE 69

GAME RECAP:

After one quarter, the U.S. Men's Basketball Team seemed to be in trouble for the first time in this year's Olympics. Starting point guard Jason Kidd was in foul trouble and the U.S. trailed early and was clinging to just a four-point lead after a quarter against a Greece team that beat the United States two years ago in the FIBA World Championship.

The troubles quickly subsided as the U.S. cranked up the defensive pressure and took advantage of its strength in transition to outscore Greece by 15 in the second quarter for a 19-point halftime edge on its way to a 92-69 victory. The U.S. is now 3-0 in Beijing and clinched a spot in the next round with the victory.

STATS SUMMARY:

Points:
Dwayne Wade – 17 (Combined 55)
LeBron James – 13 (Combined 43)
Kobe Bryant – 18 (Combined 39)
Chris Bosh – 18 (Combined 35)
Dwight Howard – 2 (Combined 29)
Carmelo Anthony – 8 (Combined 23)

Rebounds:
Carmelo Anthony – 6 (Combined 16)
Chris Bosh – 5 (Combined 15)
LeBron James – 6 (Combined 14)
Dwight Howard – 6 (Combined 11)
Kobe Bryant – 4 (Combined 10)
Chris Paul – 2 (Combined 9)

Assists:
LeBron James – 6 (Combined 14)
Chris Paul – 3 (Combined 12)
Deron Williams – 3 (Combined 11)
Jason Kidd – 1 (Combined 7)
Dwayne Wade – 5 (Combined 7)

Total Points:
101 vs China
97 vs Angola
92 vs Greece
290 TOTAL
With 5 games to go (hopefully) the pace is at 773 total points.

Next game: Spain (3-0)
(Spain 81, Greece 66) (Spain 85, China 75) (Spain 72, Germany 59)

The UNDEFEATED U.S. Team returns to action on Saturday against The UNDEFEATED Spain at 10:15 A.M. ET on USA.

nbafan123
08-14-2008, 12:21 PM
Thanks for the good recap.

RenegadeLonghorn
08-14-2008, 05:42 PM
Wade looks like he's pulling away with the scoring lead. Still have two games in the group play and medal play to come.

lakersdrew
08-17-2008, 01:54 AM
USA Remains Perfect in Beijing

119 USA (4-0) VS (3-1) Spain 82

GAME RECAP

It was as impressive of a performance as you will ever see. The U.S. Team, which was expected to be challenged by the reigning world champions, cruised past Spain, 119-82, on Saturday to remain undefeated (4-0) and secure the top seed in Group B.

Highlighted by tenacious defense, scorching 3-point shooting and exhilarating dunks and passes, USA showed why it is the favorites to win gold at the Beijing Olympics.

Never really contested, the U.S. shot a blistering 12-of-25 from downtown and 19-of-24 from the free throw line. Spain was limited to just 6-of-28 shooting from beyond the arc.

STATS SUMMARY:

Points:
Dwayne Wade – 16 (Combined 71)
LeBron James – 18 (Combined 61)
Kobe Bryant – 11 (Combined 50)
Dwight Howard – 10 (Combined 39)
Carmelo Anthony – 16 (Combined 39)
Chris Bosh – 2 (Combined 37)

Rebounds:
Chris Bosh – 7 (Combined 22)
LeBron James – 5 (Combined 19)
Carmelo Anthony – 2 (Combined 18)
Dwight Howard – 4 (Combined 15)
Chris Paul – 5 (Combined 14)
Kobe Bryant – 0 (Combined 10)

Assists:
LeBron James – 8 (Combined 22)
Chris Paul – 8 (Combined 20)
Deron Williams – 3 (Combined 14)
Jason Kidd – 1 (Combined 8)
Dwayne Wade – 1 (Combined 8)

Total Points:
101 vs China
97 vs Angola
92 vs Greece
119 vs Spain
409 TOTAL
With 4 games to go (hopefully) the pace is at 818 total points.

Next game: Germany (1-3)
(Germany 95, Angola 66) (Germany 64, Greece 87) (Germany 59, Spain 72) (Germany 55, China 59)

The U.S. will conclude tournament pool play against Germany on Monday, Aug. 18th at 8 a.m. ET before playing in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

lakersdrew
08-18-2008, 02:46 PM
USA Perfect in Pool Play

106 USA (5-0) VS (1-4) Germany 57

GAME RECAP

Team USA may have already clinched the No. 1 seed in Group B and a date with Australia in the Olympic quarterfinals, but the U.S. didn’t want to give medal round contenders any hope on Monday.

Featuring more awesome highlight plays, extraordinary defense and a yearning desire for dominance, USA rolled past Germany, 106-57, to conclude the preliminary round undefeated (5-0) and infuse more fear into its potential future competitors.

Similar to its thumping of Spain on Saturday, the U.S. shot a blistering 11-of-26 from downtown and 55 percent from the field.

STATS SUMMARY:

Points:
Dwayne Wade – 10 (Combined 81)
LeBron James – 18 (Combined 79)
Kobe Bryant – 13 (Combined 63)
Dwight Howard – 22 (Combined 61)
Chris Bosh – 7 (Combined 44)
Carmelo Anthony – 4 (Combined 43)

Rebounds:
Chris Bosh – 4 (Combined 26)
Dwight Howard – 10 (Combined 25)
Carmelo Anthony – 6 (Combined 24)
LeBron James – 3 (Combined 22)
Chris Paul – 2 (Combined 16)
Kobe Bryant – 2 (Combined 12)

Assists:
Chris Paul – 3 (Combined 23)
LeBron James – 0 (Combined 22)
Deron Williams – 5 (Combined 19)
Jason Kidd – 3 (Combined 11)
Dwayne Wade – 1 (Combined 9)

Total Points:
101 vs China
97 vs Angola
92 vs Greece
119 vs Spain
106 vs Germany
515 TOTAL
With 3 games to go (hopefully) the pace is at 824 total points.

Next game: Australia (3-2)
(Australia 82 vs Croatia 97) (Australia 68 vs Argentina 85) (Australia 106 vs Iran 68) (Australia 95 vs Russia 80) (Australia 106 vs Lithuania 85)

If USA defeats Australia on Wednesday, the U.S. would play the winner of the Argentina-Greece matchup in the semifinals on Friday.

RenegadeLonghorn
08-18-2008, 02:50 PM
Another nice recap. :thumb:

lakersdrew
08-20-2008, 07:07 PM
USA Advances to Semifinals

116 USA (HEADED TO SEMIFINALS) VS (ELIMINATED) Australia 85

GAME RECAP

Australia put up an early fight, but once again the U.S. Team was unstoppable at the Beijing Olympics.

After leading Australia by just one point after the first quarter, the U.S. built a 12-point lead at the half and began the second half on a 19-0 run as it coasted to a 116-85 victory in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

STATS SUMMARY:

Points:
LeBron James – 16 (Combined 95)
Dwayne Wade – 8 (Combined 89)
Kobe Bryant – 25 (Combined 88)
Dwight Howard – 8 (Combined 69)
Carmelo Anthony – 15 (Combined 58)
Chris Bosh – 10 (Combined 54)

Rebounds:
Chris Bosh – 6 (Combined 32)
Dwight Howard – 7 (Combined 32)
LeBron James – 9 (Combined 31)
Carmelo Anthony – 5 (Combined 29)
Chris Paul – 7 (Combined 23)
Kobe Bryant – 5 (Combined 17)

Assists:
Chris Paul – 3 (Combined 26)
LeBron James – 3 (Combined 25)
Deron Williams – 3 (Combined 22)
Jason Kidd – 1 (Combined 12)
Dwayne Wade – 3 (Combined 12)

Total Points:
101 vs China
97 vs Angola
92 vs Greece
119 vs Spain
106 vs Germany
116 vs Australia
631 TOTAL
With 2 games to go (hopefully) the pace is at 841 total points.

Next game: Argentina (5-1)
(Argentina 75 vs. Lithuania 79) (Argentina 85 vs. Australia 68) (Argentina 77 vs. Croatia 53) (Argentina 97 vs. Iran 82) (Argentina 91 vs. Russia 79)
Quarterfinals: (Argentina 80 vs. Greece 78)

The U.S. will face Argentina in the semifinals on Friday. The winner of this game will meet the winner of Spain vs. Lithuania in the finals!

RenegadeLonghorn
08-20-2008, 08:41 PM
Two games left! Not one player has run away with a statiscal category.

lakersdrew
08-22-2008, 07:17 PM
USA One Win Away From Gold

101 USA (TO GOLD MEDAL MATCH) VS (ELIMINATED) ARGENTINA 81

GAME RECAP

Argentina did all it could to compete with the almighty U.S. Team. Its passion and courage without Manu Ginobili, who left in the first quarter with a foot injury, deserves to be applauded. But similar to the way the rest of the Olympic tournament has gone, the U.S. proved to be too strong, too athletic and too skilled. In its 101-81 triumph on Friday in Beijing to advance to the gold medal game, USA excelled at the free throw line (27-of-36) and also out-rebounded Argentina by 10.

STATS SUMMARY:

Points:
LeBron James – 15 (Combined 110)
Dwayne Wade – 12 (Combined 101)
Kobe Bryant – 12 (Combined 100)

Rebounds:
Chris Bosh – 10 (Combined 42)
Dwight Howard – 9 (Combined 41)
LeBron James – 5 (Combined 36)
Carmelo Anthony – 4 (Combined 33)

Assists:
Chris Paul – 2 (Combined 28)
LeBron James – 2 (Combined 27)
Deron Williams – 2 (Combined 24)

Total Points:
101 vs China
97 vs Angola
92 vs Greece
119 vs Spain
106 vs Germany
116vs Australia
101 vs Argentina
732 TOTAL
With 1 games to go the pace is at 837 total points.

The U.S. will challenge Spain (beat by 37 previously), which edged Lithuania earlier in the day, for the gold medal on Sunday at 2:30 a.m. ET.

Argentina, meanwhile, will take on Lithuania for the bronze at 12 a.m. ET.

lakersdrew
08-22-2008, 07:56 PM
THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE IT COMES DOWN TO! <br />
10 of the 45 remain! <br />
(other than freak occasion::ex: Bosh scoring 60 isn’t the most likely) <br />
<br />
Renegadelonghorn – 1st, Kobe,...

RenegadeLonghorn
08-23-2008, 02:29 AM
Lebron currently has the point lead so I wouldn't be first. :)

lakersdrew
08-23-2008, 02:35 AM
ur not in first i just made the lists based of still alive vs not... ur in the alive area and just happened to be first on the list =)

RenegadeLonghorn
08-23-2008, 02:38 AM
ah my bad. Going to be an interesting final game!

legend33
08-23-2008, 12:46 PM
Good luck everyone

lakersdrew
08-23-2008, 01:51 PM
legend, i see u werent completely sure why i put you in red... since your picks were first, lebron, howard, and paul, with MOST IMPORTANT 887 pts, LOOK AT THIS

Key2win – 1st, James, Dwight, Paul, 859
UGAdawg - 1st, James, Dwight, Paul, 850

Those 2 players had the same picks as you while are not as likely to go OVER the points limit.... the rule is CLOSEST to the point total WITHOUT GOING OVER therefore the only way u could win vs the other two who have the exact same picks is for USA to score 155 pts in the last game (highly unlikely playing 10 minute quarters) I hope you understand where im coming from

nadeau01_johnson48
08-24-2008, 01:45 PM
Did I win, Did I win?! I know I got all three guys right! (Wade, Bosh, Paul.)

lakersdrew
08-24-2008, 02:36 PM
WINNER
nadeau01_johnson48 – 1st(correct), Wade(correct), Bosh(correct), Paul(correct), 787(850-Didn't go over)


highlights will be given shortly

lakersdrew
08-24-2008, 02:47 PM
***First let's take a look at the olympic statistics. Kobe and Wade both had a HUGE gold medal game! Take a look also at the total points and how all-around of a team the US truly was.

STATS SUMMARY:

Points:
Dwayne Wade – 27 (Combined 128)
LeBron James – 14 (Combined 124)
Kobe Bryant – 20 (Combined 120)

Rebounds:
Chris Bosh – 7 (Combined 49)
Dwight Howard – 5 (Combined 46)
LeBron James – 6 (Combined 42)

Assists:
Chris Paul – 5 (Combined 33)
LeBron James – 3 (Combined 30)

Total Points:
101 vs China
97 vs Angola
92 vs Greece
119 vs Spain
106 vs Germany
116vs Australia
101 vs Argentina
118 vs Spain
850 TOTAL

lakersdrew
08-24-2008, 02:49 PM
Now for the best part!!! If you missed this game, you should buy the DVD because this game was the most unbelievable event I have ever seen after following basketball for almost 18 years!


*** Keep in mind that after blowing out Spain by 37 in the pool play, Spain had the USA down to a 2 point lead in the 4th quarter!


USA Returns To Gold Standard

118 USA (GOLD MEDAL) VS
107 SPAIN (SILVER MEDAL)

GAME RECAP

Redeem Team, indeed.

After eight long years, the United States returned to its customary place atop the basketball world, winning the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics with an emotional and hard-fought 118-107 victory over determined Spain.

After knocking off its first seven foes by an average of more than 30 points, the Americans found themselves in a one-possession game in the fourth quarter against the 2006 World Champions, who had lost to the USA by 37 points in group play but showed plenty of character and heart in this contest. Then the U.S. began displaying some redeeming qualities of its own.

The leader was NBA MVP Kobe Bryant, who simply took over. After Spain closed to 91-89, he made a tough runner, found Deron Williams for a 3-pointer, added another hoop and broke up an alley-oop pass to rebuild the lead to 105-94. When the margin dwindled again to four points, Bryant stuck in the dagger, draining a 3-pointer and drawing a foul for a 108-99 bulge with 3:10 to go.

Dwyane Wade scored 27 points, Bryant added 20 and LeBron James 14 for the U.S., which had not won gold since the 2000 Olympics. The Americans failed to medal at the 2002 World Championships and received bronze at the 2004 Olympics and the 2006 World Championships, prompting an overhaul of USA Basketball.

Rudy Fernandez scored 22 points, Pau Gasol added 21 and Juan Carlos Navarro 18 for Spain, which only lost to the U.S. in this tournament and claimed a silver medal to match its best Olympic showing (1984).

BrewTownBucksFan
08-24-2008, 02:54 PM
michael redd was clearly the key to our Gold. those chinese benches can get cold. lucky for us we brought michael redd along ;)

RenegadeLonghorn
08-24-2008, 08:03 PM
Did I win, Did I win?! I know I got all three guys right! (Wade, Bosh, Paul.)

Yup you got it. Only one other person guessed Wade, Bosh and Paul, but this individual forgot to answer the main question and was over the tiebreaker.

Congratulations! Prize will be mailed out to you soon.

lakersdrew-for all the great recaps, I am rewarding you with 200 card cash. Thanks!

Thanks to all who played. NBA Season is two months away so stay tuned for more great contests!

nbafan123
08-24-2008, 08:05 PM
Thanks for the contest.

lakersdrew
08-24-2008, 08:33 PM
OMG THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!! that was very nice of you!!! I was just doing it to be nice so everyone could feel like they watched the games even if they didnt! OMG IM IN SHOCK! that was too nice renegade!!! MUCH APPRECIATED!

RenegadeLonghorn
08-24-2008, 09:08 PM
You're welcome.

ellogovna*123
08-24-2008, 09:36 PM
Nice guesses Nadeau and Very helpful recaps by lakersdrew. 100&#37; worthy of the cardcash

good_boy_69
08-24-2008, 10:58 PM
wowww,,wooww ,woooow, hold on....

i guessed it right too..


look at my guess..

"
Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - Dwayne Wade
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Chris Bosh
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - Chris Paul
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? - 867


look my guess was closer than nadeau01_johnson48's guess. He was down by 63 points in estimation and im only over 16. Mine is waayyy closer than his even though it passed it, chceck page 5 (i think) no editions, cheating.

C'mon gotto be way for this. i mean if he was down 20 or something i would admit but 63 ???

good_boy_69
08-24-2008, 11:01 PM
there should be way i get credit ...

RenegadeLonghorn
08-24-2008, 11:04 PM
wowww,,wooww ,woooow, hold on....

i guessed it right too..


look at my guess..

"
Tiebreakers (in order):
#1: Which USA player will score the most points? - Dwayne Wade
#2: Which USA player will have the most rebounds? – Chris Bosh
#3: Which USA player will have the most assists? - Chris Paul
#4: How many points will Team USA score in all of their games (combined score)? - 867


look my guess was closer than nadeau01_johnson48's guess. He was down by 63 points in estimation and im only over 16. Mine is waayyy closer than his even though it passed it, chceck page 5 (i think) no editions, cheating.

C'mon gotto be way for this. i mean if he was down 20 or something i would admit but 63 ???


You didn't even answer the main question. Which place will Team USA finish? Even if you did, your tiebreaker was over the actual number. His wasn't. The rules were set.

good_boy_69
08-24-2008, 11:14 PM
wow, ( i have noo luck) , i've just copied someone elses, questions and i noticed that someone told him that he also didnt answer the first quetion , so i had no idea before contest started. Then afterwords i felt like telling it to you about the mistake i made but stayed silent...

btw congrats nadeau01_johnson48.

what can i say... tough luck,

renee: was there price for second place ? if yes do i qualify...

wow , i was just born unlucky ;)

RenegadeLonghorn
08-24-2008, 11:15 PM
No second place prize.

molly1984
08-25-2008, 11:23 AM
congrats nadeau01_johnson48 on your win! and thanks to lakersdrew :)

nbafan123
08-25-2008, 11:24 AM
congrats nadeau01_johnson48 on the win

lakersdrew
08-25-2008, 01:22 PM
thanx molly and ello! happy to hear it!