Entries from September 2010

Hedo Turkoglu, Turkey to face Serbia for chance at FIBA finals; Goran Dragic, Slovenia get Russia for seventh

September 11th, 2010 · No Comments

Throughout the past two weeks of the FIBA World Championship, Turkey has thrashed every team in its path to the semifinals. Now only Serbia stands in the way of Turkey’s bid to reach the FIBA finals, which will be at stake when the Turks and Serbs get together for an 11:30 a.m. MST Saturday tip off. […]

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Goran Dragic goes big but cannot get Slovenia past Spain

September 10th, 2010 · 3 Comments

The game didn’t mean a whole lot, but that didn’t mean a whole lot to the Slovenians. Despite playing in the consolation bracket after falling to Hedo Turkoglu and Turkey, Goran Dragic and Slovenia still gave Spain everything they had Friday, but fell short in an 97-80 loss. The Slovenians were playing for the chance […]

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Goran Dragic, Slovenia set to face Ricky Rubio, Spain in consolation bracket

September 10th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Just because Slovenia has been knocked out of the medal round doesn’t mean we’re going to stop caring about them here at ValleyoftheSuns. You knew that, right? From a Suns perspective, it would have been nice to see Goran Dragic come home with a medal, but really what we wanted to see was continued improvement […]

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Hedo Turkoglu, Turkey knock out Goran Dragic, Slovenia to reach World Championship semifinals

September 8th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Hedo Turkoglu only scored 10 points and knocked down just a pair of shots, but along with some hot shooting from Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova he’s the reason Slovenia had no shot at stopping Turkey in the hometown team’s 95-68 quarterfinal drubbing of Goran Dragic’s squad Wednesday in Istanbul. Behind Hedo’s facilitation, Turkey shot a […]

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Hedo Turkoglu, Goran Dragic gear up for a Phoenix Suns FIBA quarterfinal matchup

September 7th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Phoenix Suns fans who have watched the FIBA World Championship rooting for both Suns players in the tournament must now pick a side. After rolling through pool play and then smoking their round of 16 opponents, Goran “The Dragon” Dragic and Hedo “Ball” Turkoglu will meet up in quarterfinal action on Wednesday at 11 a.m. […]

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Goran Dragic, Hedo Turkoglu lead Slovenia and Turkey to FIBA quarterfinals showdown

September 5th, 2010 · 9 Comments

Goran Dragic and Hedo Turkoglu may be new Phoenix Suns teammates, but for now they get to be opponents at least once more. Dragic helped Slovenia (5-1) swiftly handle Australia 87-58 in the opening game of the elimination round at the FIBA World Championship Sunday while Turkoglu led Turkey (6-0) in a 95-77 route over […]

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