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    JV plays today vs Macedonia ( same team who eliminated Lithuania 2 years ago from Eurobasket playoffs in Lithuania so maybe there'll be some fight. ) at 2:00pm ET time.

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    Growth of Valanciunas could hold key to Raptors' season


    http://www.nba.com/2013/news/feature...ors/index.html

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    Growth of Valanciunas could hold key to Raptors' season


    http://www.nba.com/2013/news/feature...ors/index.html
    Hahahaha

    I mean, isn't htat an obvious fact though? I know it's still summer and it's just fluff piece to fill the void...but isn't it like saying clouds could hold key to whether it rains tomorrow?

    It's actually not a bad simple breakdown of the Raps, but that title is just too funny to me.

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    Hahahaha

    I mean, isn't htat an obvious fact though? I know it's still summer and it's just fluff piece to fill the void...but isn't it like saying clouds could hold key to whether it rains tomorrow?

    It's actually not a bad simple breakdown of the Raps, but that title is just too funny to me.
    still have 2, 3 more weeks of fluff to endure ...

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    Growth of Valanciunas could hold key to Raptors' season


    http://www.nba.com/2013/news/feature...ors/index.html
    What? I didn't know he had a lucky growth!?

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    Well, at least JV is in NBA front page. LOL.

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    I think JV is more of a sure thing, he`ll at least be a solid center.
    Kyle lowry could hold the key, since he could either have a breakout year or be injured 75% of the year. It`s pretty much a toss-up

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    anyone got a link for the game coming up at 2?

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    Quote thead wrote: View Post
    anyone got a link for the game coming up at 2?
    http://www.sportotv.lt/rungtynes/147...uva-makedonija

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    LOL

    JV just travelled without moving his feet - ref.

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    Whats JV's stats look like?
    The Baltic Beast is unstoppable!

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    Quote enlightenment wrote: View Post
    Whats JV's stats look like?
    Not sure, but something like 5-6 pts, couple rebs, 6 turnovers, 4 fouls.

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    Quote enlightenment wrote: View Post
    Whats JV's stats look like?
    3-7 from the field, 1-2 from the line, 7 pts, 9 boards (5 offensive), 6 turnovers, 4 fouls. Only played 16 minutes due to foul trouble.

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    Quote tkfu wrote: View Post
    3-7 from the field, 1-2 from the line, 7 pts, 9 boards (5 offensive), 6 turnovers, 4 fouls. Only played 16 minutes due to foul trouble.
    I didn't see the game so it's hard to know what to make of the foul trouble.

    In my head, I'm thinking it's good, because it's the highest level basketball he's played in months. Macedonia, while not a powerhouse, is not a bad team. So it makes sense for him to need to get back up to speed.

    But I'm also thinking....was it reffed well at all? Some of those int'l refs are just the worst...THE WORST. I mean, NBA refs are crap too, but I've seen int'l guys frequently make calls that make absolutely no sense whatsoever, such as this that @rocwell mentioned

    LOL

    JV just travelled without moving his feet - ref.

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    I didn't see the game so it's hard to know what to make of the foul trouble.

    In my head, I'm thinking it's good, because it's the highest level basketball he's played in months. Macedonia, while not a powerhouse, is not a bad team. So it makes sense for him to need to get back up to speed.

    But I'm also thinking....was it reffed well at all? Some of those int'l refs are just the worst...THE WORST. I mean, NBA refs are crap too, but I've seen int'l guys frequently make calls that make absolutely no sense whatsoever, such as this that @rocwell mentioned
    I watched the game. It was an awful game with awful refs. JV was called for 3 offensive fouls in the first quarter if I remember right. It was a very physical and all defensive game, but the refs let play on in obvious foul situations half the time, while whistling fouls in situations where 2 big men would go at each other in the post creating normal contact, a couple non-exisitng travelling calls...

    JV was extremely intense on positioning in the post and working the offensive glass, so I guess the refs thought it was a bit too much. JV managed to pull down 9 boards in about 15 minutes of PT (5 on the offensive glass). With little PT and foul trouble JV didn't get into any rhythm offensively (he sit out quarters 2 and 3) until 5 minutes left in the 4th quarter, when got on the floor again.

    Overall, the Lithuanian team played pretty bad over the first half, couldn't complete any passes and finished the first half with 14 turnovers. But effort on D kept them close. In the second half, slowly but surely, they started playing better and made their run in the 4th to win it by 12.

    This Lithuanian team has a lot of potential. They should win Eurobasket 2013 in Slovenia. Even when they struggle mightily in a game, they will still always have a chance to win. Their frontcourt players are amazing. Five 7 footers and all very capable on both ends. They also have lots of excellent outside shooters. If they find a way to make the right passes without turning the ball over and establish a good balance between inside and out games as a team, I don't see another team beating them. Hope JV wins GOLD and is named tournament MVP.

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    Quote BadDinosaur wrote: View Post
    I watched the game. It was an awful game with awful refs. JV was called for 3 offensive fouls in the first quarter if I remember right. It was a very physical and all defensive game, but the refs let play on in obvious foul situations half the time, while whistling fouls in situations where 2 big men would go at each other in the post creating normal contact, a couple non-exisitng travelling calls...

    JV was extremely intense on positioning in the post and working the offensive glass, so I guess the refs thought it was a bit too much. JV managed to pull down 9 boards in about 15 minutes of PT (5 on the offensive glass). With little PT and foul trouble JV didn't get into any rhythm offensively (he sit out quarters 2 and 3) until 5 minutes left in the 4th quarter, when got on the floor again.

    Overall, the Lithuanian team played pretty bad over the first half, couldn't complete any passes and finished the first half with 14 turnovers. But effort on D kept them close. In the second half, slowly but surely, they started playing better and made their run in the 4th to win it by 12.

    This Lithuanian team has a lot of potential. They should win Eurobasket 2013 in Slovenia. Even when they struggle mightily in a game, they will still always have a chance to win. Their frontcourt players are amazing. Five 7 footers and all very capable on both ends. They also have lots of excellent outside shooters. If they find a way to make the right passes without turning the ball over and establish a good balance between inside and out games as a team, I don't see another team beating them. Hope JV wins GOLD and is named tournament MVP.
    Thanks for the breakdown

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    Dunkin' Tablets!

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    Quote Rapzilla wrote: View Post


    Dunkin' Tablets!
    Those Lithuanian ads are hilarious!

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    Dunkin' Tablets!
    4 second ad? Those Lithuanians...
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