Sunday night’s bronze medal game against France will be a test of the Boomers’ resilience and focus. Losing in double-overtime to Spain hurts, but the job is not yet done. While gold and silver are off the table, bronze is still there for the taking.
It was heartbreak in Beijing for the Boomers, as they fell to Spain, 95-88, in what could only be described as a battle of epic proportions
Written by Oliver Kay For the Boomers, the time is now. Under the shining lights of the FIBA World Cup, Australia has proven its ability to rise to the occasion, a squad more than capable of matching it with the…
The Boomers are moving on to their first FIBA World Cup semi-final.
The Boomers have advanced to the FIBA World Cup quarter-finals with a unique mix of brute strength and finesse, combining longstanding Australian basketball traits with a new wave of electric speed and outside shooting.
In arguably the game of the FIBA World Cup so far, Aron Baynes and Patty Mills produced herculean performances to ensure the Boomers remained undefeated, as Australia outlasted France, 100-98.
Australia is officially heading to the quarter-finals of the FIBA World Cup, however, the Boomers’ fate is not completely decided. A loss against France will mean a quarter-final showdown against the USA. In order to avoid that treacherous path, the Boomers must defeat a strong French team with two stars in red hot form.
It wasn’t as easy as some may have predicted, but another strong fourth quarter propelled the Boomers to an 82-76 win over the Dominican Republic on Saturday night. Australia improves to 4-0 at the FIBA World Cup, extending their best ever start at the tournament with the win leaving them with one foot in the quarter finals.
Aron Baynes put on a show against Lithuania, and with Australia’s next opponent being the undersized Dominican Republic, he and Boomers other bigs appear set to have a huge impact. However, Australia will have to be careful not to let their size advantage hurt them on the defensive end.
“That’s why you love being involved in international basketball,” a smiling head coach, Andrej Lemanis said postgame.
Australia survived a mighty scare to pull out a 108-92 victory on Sunday, though the scoreboard hardly paints the entire picture.
PTP has officially joined Basketball Australia’s family of partners after signing on as an official supplier in a multiyear deal.
THE Boomers ended the United States' 78-game winning streak with a stirring, 98-94, victory in front of 52,092 pumped-up spectators at Marvel Stadium.
THE biggest crowd to ever watch a basketball game in Australia witnessed the Boomers and Team USA do battle in Melbourne last night, with the tourists flexing their muscle in a 102-86 victory.