By Eurohoops Team / firstname.lastname@example.org
It was matter of time when the storm would break out and the NBAers take care to come a little before midnight in London. Australians were hoping until the start of the last quarter. However, they stopped after an incredible 3p shots crescendo by Kobe Bryant, who along with LeBron Lames’ triple double, first in Olympics USA history, helped the Americans to win the quarterfinal with a 33 points difference (119-86).
Argentina qualified in Olympics semifinals for third time in row. Athens, Beijing and now London! In South America derby they won Brazil (82-77) and will have two chances to win one more medal. For one more crucial match during the last decade the triangle of Ginobili, Scola, Delfino made the difference. They scored 49 points in total and gave again leadership to Argentina.
First scorers for Brazil were Huertas and Barbosa (22 points each), but Barcelona’s point guard was the player who lost the chance to transform the quarterfinal to a thriller. He missed a 3point shot to tie the game with the score 74-71 and then he missed also the next offence for Brazil. The same moment Argentina got advantage by free throw bonus and won one more Olympics quarterfinal.