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    Default Lithuania Comes From Behind To Beat Spain - More To Follow

    Kleiza

    17 - 8. Led all Lithuania players in points. Tied for the lead in rebounds.

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    From what I saw on ESPN, he had 17 points and 8 boards - both game highs for Lithuania.

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    Quote MangoKid wrote: View Post
    From what I saw on ESPN, he had 17 points and 8 boards - both game highs for Lithuania.
    Tied for game high for Lithuania in rebounds with 8

    http://turkey2010.fiba.com//pages/es...4728/game.html
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    mean while Turkoglu is avg 9.5 pt, 5 rebound and 4 assists while shooting less then 30% FG and avg 31 minutes per game.

    I am waiting for him to blame Team Turkey for something.....

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    Through three games he is averaging 21 - 9


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    Spain drops to 1-2 with loss to Lithuania

    IZMIR, Turkey (AP) - Lithuania rallied from an 18-point second-half deficit to beat Spain 76-73 Tuesday in a game between the two Group D favorites at the basketball world championship.

    Lithuania used a 23-5 run to tie the score at 66 with 5:25 left in the game. Linas Kleiza scored four points in the last 35 seconds to clinch the win.

    After Kleiza made two free throws with four seconds left, Raul Lopez scrambled down the court to try to give Spain a last look from behind the arc, but Martynus Pocius deflected his pass out of bounds as time expired.

    Kleiza finished with 17 points, while Pocius and Jonas Maciulis added 13 each.

    Marc Gasol and Juan Carlos Navarro led Spain with 18 points each.
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    Quote Hotshot wrote: View Post
    mean while Turkoglu is avg 9.5 pt, 5 rebound and 4 assists while shooting less then 30% FG and avg 31 minutes per game.

    I am waiting for him to blame Team Turkey for something.....
    +1, dont forget turk forfeiting his turkish citizneship too

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    Where's all the idiots who say that's not real basketball because it's not NBA? Where are all the Kleiza bashers that say he's slow and soft cause he's a Euro?
    Where's all the guys who said Weems should start instead of Kleiza?
    Where's all the B.C. bashers on how B.C. screwed up getting this soft guy who will not make us better?
    Where's the B.C. bashers who do not give him credit for signing Turk to continue to try and build for RuPaul, and then dumping him after one year when most thought the bum was untradeable for Barbosa who's way better, and signing Kleiza who is also way better than Turdolou?

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    Now thats what could be referred to as an upset...even though Pau is not playing. Well done LK.

    Barbosa is playing pretty well too...so there's hope Rap fans!! No injuries pleeease.

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    Quote Bendit wrote: View Post
    Now thats what could be referred to as an upset...even though Pau is not playing. Well done LK.

    Barbosa is playing pretty well too...so there's hope Rap fans!! No injuries pleeease.
    This Raptors team will win more games in 10-11 than many expect them to.
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    Indeed!

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    Very impressed with both Kleiza and Barbosa! I always loved the signing of Kleiza. I think we are getting good role players on this team. If we can just get a dominant defensive center, I think we could do a lot of damage in our conference (even with Jack & Jose)...Damn MJ for nixing the Chandler+Diaw trade! (even though Diaw looks Oliver Miller right now!)

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    My thoughts exactly! I'm actually glad the trade with Charlotte didn't go through. You're right about Diaw looking like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. lol. Also, Chandler isn't playing like a true C with very low RPG and high PF. Basically his position has been taken over by Love and Odom. I would prefer to give the minutes to Davis, Johnson and Alabi to develop their game. Can't forget about Andersen who's been playing solidly for Australia.

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    Quote ShinobiOne wrote: View Post
    Very impressed with both Kleiza and Barbosa! I always loved the signing of Kleiza. I think we are getting good role players on this team. If we can just get a dominant defensive center, I think we could do a lot of damage in our conference (even with Jack & Jose)...Damn MJ for nixing the Chandler+Diaw trade! (even though Diaw looks Oliver Miller right now!)
    We may have dodged a bullet on the Bobcat deal. Diaw looks really unfit and Chandler is playing a small role on the US team though this maybe more about the Euro style than his abilities and we werent getting a pg back in that deal. Keeping Jose for another year (or part of it) as a backup might raise his profile/numbers/play which could make him more marketable at the trade deadline. I am fully prepared to consider this year as a rebuilding/retooling year, get a decent pick, hopefully have our young guys get experience and finally make a descision on Bargnani depending on his showing as a main option.

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    Quote Pizzaman wrote: View Post
    Where's all the idiots who say that's not real basketball because it's not NBA? Where are all the Kleiza bashers that say he's slow and soft cause he's a Euro?
    Where's all the guys who said Weems should start instead of Kleiza?
    Where's all the B.C. bashers on how B.C. screwed up getting this soft guy who will not make us better?
    Where's the B.C. bashers who do not give him credit for signing Turk to continue to try and build for RuPaul, and then dumping him after one year when most thought the bum was untradeable for Barbosa who's way better, and signing Kleiza who is also way better than Turdolou?
    Take it easy you spazz

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    We may have dodged a bullet on the Bobcat deal. Diaw looks really unfit and Chandler is playing a small role on the US team though this maybe more about the Euro style than his abilities and we werent getting a pg back in that deal. Keeping Jose for another year (or part of it) as a backup might raise his profile/numbers/play which could make him more marketable at the trade deadline. I am fully prepared to consider this year as a rebuilding/retooling year, get a decent pick, hopefully have our young guys get experience and finally make a descision on Bargnani depending on his showing as a main option.
    Where the team has to decide based on Bargnanni's performance if he is for real and can at least play as a true PF while averaging 20 pts and 8 rebs a game and play decent defence.
    Also another year of the Jack/Calderon tandem wouldn't hurt either.
    I also would like to see a bigger role for the "young gunz" and see how they react to the absense of Bosh's presence at the post.
    With kleiza playing well I do hope he carries that momentum into the season but unlike most of you I'm not expecting much, he wasn't part of the plan anyways.

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    Quote matt wrote: View Post
    Where the team has to decide based on Bargnanni's performance if he is for real and can at least play as a true PF while averaging 20 pts and 8 rebs a game and play decent defence.
    Also another year of the Jack/Calderon tandem wouldn't hurt either.
    I also would like to see a bigger role for the "young gunz" and see how they react to the absense of Bosh's presence at the post.
    With kleiza playing well I do hope he carries that momentum into the season but unlike most of you I'm not expecting much, he wasn't part of the plan anyways.
    Firstly, Bargs won't be playing PF this season, he will still be starting as center (unless you think Alabi, Davis or Andersen will be getting that spot?? not likely)
    Secondly how can you say Kleiza wasn't part of the plan...Im pretty sure BC has a definite plan in mind when he signs players like Kleiza. We can't always play run and gun and Kleiza is stronger in a half court offense so we have options offensively.
    I think we all take FIBA performance with a grain of salt but wouldn't you rather see them perform well there instead of playing like dog shit?

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    Quote matt wrote: View Post
    Where the team has to decide based on Bargnanni's performance if he is for real and can at least play as a true PF while averaging 20 pts and 8 rebs a game and play decent defence.
    Also another year of the Jack/Calderon tandem wouldn't hurt either.
    I also would like to see a bigger role for the "young gunz" and see how they react to the absense of Bosh's presence at the post.
    With kleiza playing well I do hope he carries that momentum into the season but unlike most of you I'm not expecting much, he wasn't part of the plan anyways.
    The Raptors currently have five players under contract with at least some kind of option through 2013-14

    1. Bargnani
    2. Johnson
    3. Kleiza - Player Option
    4. DeRozan - Qualifying Offer
    5. Davis - Team Option

    http://www.hoopsworld.com/Story.asp?story_id=9165
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    Quote Buddahfan wrote: View Post
    The Raptors currently have five players under contract with at least some kind of option through 2013-14

    1. Bargnani
    2. Johnson
    3. Kleiza - Player Option
    4. DeRozan - Qualifying Offer
    5. Davis - Team Option

    http://www.hoopsworld.com/Story.asp?story_id=9165
    Actuallly I knew his contract, I just didn`t he was younger the Bosh, thought he was like 30, apparently he`s only 25

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    Quote matt wrote: View Post
    Actuallly I knew his contract, I just didn`t he was younger the Bosh, thought he was like 30, apparently he`s only 25
    I hear ya.

    When the Raptors announced that they agreed to deal with him I thought he was about 27-28

    So I was also pleasantly surprised to find out that he is only 25
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