Rio De Janiero Olympic Australia vs Lithuania quarter final round basketball full game video highlights, replay and recap – August 17, 2016.
8 Rio Olympic Basketball team will match-up quarter final round group A and group B, including; Australia vs Lithuania Wednesday 17 August – 11h00 (GMT-3), Croatia vs Serbia Wednesday 17 August- 22h15 (GMT-3), Spain vs France Wednesday 17 August-14h30 (GMT-3) and the last contender USA vs Argentina Wednesday 17 August – 18h45 (GMT-3).
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Basketball team Australia have enjoyed an excellent Rio de Janeiro Games campaign with four wins in five games but they will have to beat a team that has caused it problems at the Olympics before when it goes up against Lithuania in Wednesday’s first Quarter-Final.
The Baltic side beat the Boomers in the Bronze Medal Games at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics. The second of those setbacks was the most painful because that contest was played in Sydney.
Lithuania won their first three games in Rio but have since lost to Spain and Croatia.
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RIO DE JANEIRO (Rio 2016 Olympic Games) – Australia cruised past Lithuania, 90-64, in Wednesday’s first Quarter-Final of the Olympic Basketball Tournament to advance to the Semi-Finals for the first time in 16 years.
The Boomers last reached the Semi-Finals in 2000, when the Olympics took place on home turf in Sydney. They will take on the winners of the Quarter-Final between Croatia and Serbia.
Patty Mills and Matthew Dellavedova combined for 31 first-half points as Australia were in control right from the very start in a wire-to-wire victory.
Dellavedova knocked down a buzzer-beating three-pointer for a 26-17 advantage to end the opening quarter and the Oceania champions headed to the locker room at halftime up 48-30.
Aron Baynes took over the scoring duties in the third quarter and the Boomers scored the last 11 points of the period to head into the final frame up 70-43, making the closing 10 minutes a mere formality.
FULL [HD] REPLAY
Final Box Score Result:
TEAM LITHUANIA: 64 – M. KALNIETIS 12, A. JUSKEVICIUS 5, J. MACIULIS 6, R. SEIBUTIS 8, D. SABONIS 1, A. KAVALIAUSKAS 12, P. JANKUNAS 5, J. VALANCIUNAS 5, M. KUZMINSKAS 6, V. KARINIAUSKAS 4.
TEAM AUSTRALIA: 90 – P. MILLS 24, A. BOGUT 6, J. INGLES 10, M. DELLAVEDOVA 15, R. BROEKHOFF 7, A. BAYNES 16, D. ANDERSEN(C) 6, B. MOTUM 4, D. MARTIN 2.
Quarter Score Result:
1ST QUARTER: AUSTRALIA 26 points vs LITHUANIA 17 points
2ND QUARTER: AUSTRALIA 22 points vs LITHUANIA 13 points
3RD QUARTER: AUSTRALIA 22points vs LITHUANIA 13points
4TH QUARTER: AUSTRALIA 20points vs LITHUANIA 21points
Best player of the game:
Team LITHUANIA – Mantas KALNIETIS 12 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal.
Team AUSTRALIA – Aron BAYNES 16 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 0 steal.