Men's Basketball Quarter-finals

Picture: Reuters/Mike Segar
Paddy Mills has started for the Boomers during the Olympics. Picture: Reuters/Mike Segar
Following their last gasp victory over group B winners Russia two days ago, the Australian Boomers have set up a daunting quarter-final showdown with the USA’s ‘Dream Team’ in the Men’s Olympic Basketball tournament. While the Boomers recorded just their third win of the competition against Russia, the ‘Dream Team’ wasn’t really test during the preliminary round, winning their five matches by an average margin of 38 points. As a consequence, Australia  is getting a big start in the handicap betting market against the gold medal favourites.

The other three quarter-final matches see ‘derby matches’, with Brazil  and Argentina  kicking things off with a South American showdown at the North Greenwich Arena. Russia  and Lithuania  meet in the second quarter-final before France  and Spain  go head to head.

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