Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Rio Olympic 2016/Basketball’ Category

U.S. hammers Serbia to win 3rd straight men’s basketball gold

Sunday, August 21st, 2016
USA Men's basketball gold

The United States won their third straight gold medal in men's Olympic basketball, hammering Serbia 96-66 in the final at the Rio Games on Sunday.

U.S. wins 6th straight gold in women’s basketball

Saturday, August 20th, 2016
United States women's basketball gold

The dominant U.S. women's basketball team won a sixth consecutive Olympic gold medal in impressive fashion, routing Spain 101-72 on Saturday.

U.S. men’s basketball team beats Spain, will play for 3rd straight gold

Friday, August 19th, 2016
USA-Spain mens basketball

The U.S. men's basketball team has advanced to its third straight Olympic gold-medal game, beating Spain 82-76 on Friday.

France eliminates Canada in Olympic basketball

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

France eliminated Canada 68-63 in the women's basketball quarter-finals at the Rio Olympics.

Basketball quarter-finals: 3 keys to Canada vs. France

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Kia Nurse and the Canadians lost their final two games heading into their matchup with the fourth-ranked French. However, France has looked mortal in its two pool losses. Here are three key factors that could decide which team advances to the semifinals.

Canadian basketball women fall to Spain, will face France in quarter-finals

Sunday, August 14th, 2016
Canada basketball Rio

Spain rode a dominant fourth quarter to a comfortable 73-60 win over Canada on Sunday in the final round-robin game for both countries in the Olympic women's basketball tournament.

U.S men’s basketball team scrapes past France

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Klay Thompson ended an Olympic-long slump with seven 3-pointers and 30 points, and the Americans needed almost all of them to hold off France 100-97 on Sunday in men's basketball action in Rio.

Canadian basketball women eye 2nd place in group

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Having already clinched a spot in the Olympic quarter-finals, Canada is looking to secure second place in its group as it takes on Spain in its final preliminary game on Sunday.

Canada downed by U.S. in women’s basketball

Friday, August 12th, 2016
USA Canada women's basketball

Canada lost 81-51 to the United States Friday in the women's basketball preliminary round in Rio.

U.S. men’s basketball team avoids big upset vs. Australia

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
Carmelo Anthony Rio Olympics Basketball Men

Carmelo Anthony's 31 points helped the United States men's basketball team avoid a seismic upset and defeat Australia 98-88 Wednesday night in Rio.