Surprisingly Serbia basketball team becomes the team who has nothing to lose in the odds while setting its sights on silver medal finish and if they still packed with a lucky punch in the unpredictable finals game could be the happiest hoops team in this tournament. That is after, if they’ could’ve hurdle past Andrew Bogut’s Australian Boomers team who are eyeing a repeat date with the USA Dream team.
The NBA superstars are entering the semis with an average high at 105 points to an equally distant advantage of 16 against Australia, 18 vs Spain who are mixing it up with a deep historic background and both are expected to carry their very best for the last in order to play for the gold game, and a wide 21 point disparity if pitted against the rugged Serbia men’s team based on the stats sheet and its far from the actual actions on the court.
My prediction is this, if Andrew Bogut, Patty Mills and Matthew Dellavedova plays with a better tenacity and intensity against the Serbian they’re in for the finals game and vice versa as Serbia is also a stronger team from all position, meaning this matchup is also a championship like caliber game. On the other side, US dream team have regained their old self as seen how they’ve hold up Argentina even with Ginobili, Scola, Nocioni and Campazzo gave their best still the US played the most important ingredient of their game which is man to man defense and all is history such as leading by below 30 points credible advantage. I consider Spain as the darkhorse at this moment in time as the spaniards have timely regained their old form at the expense of Tony Parker and Boris Diaw France team.
We are about to witness the USA getting their 15th Gold , Australia at Silver and Spain for Bronze. Serbia has the consolation of getting this far and a force to reckon with come 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Tokyo Japan.
Gold, Silver and Bronze are all the same in terms of memorable records as the good and the better is as important with the best in determination of excellence in performances executed thru the beauty of a teamwork perfection – Paquito