Entries from August 2012

Luis Scola scores 15 as Team USA wears down Argentina in semifinal

August 10th, 2012 · 1 Comment

This wasn’t pool play, and in that it wasn’t a basketball game to expect a veteran Argentinian squad to lay down in. But in the end, Team USA and its highly-flammable offense would take off, and the wear its defense would place on Luis Scola and company would be too much. The Americans prevailed to […]

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Tags: Luis Scola · Olympics · Phoenix Suns

Coro: Jermaine O’Neal signs, fills need for Phoenix Suns

August 10th, 2012 · 24 Comments

The Phoenix Suns have smoothed out the last rough spot on their reconstructed roster by signing free agent center Jermaine O’Neal, The Arizona Republic’s Paul Coro reports. The 6-foot-11, 255-pound veteran most recently played for the Boston Celtics, where while not a mainstay in the lineup due to injury, he was still productive when he […]

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Tags: Free Agency · Jermaine O'Neal · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News

Luis Scola, Argentina eliminate Brazil, await showdown against Team USA

August 8th, 2012 · 2 Comments

If there’s one team that won’t be afraid of Team USA, it’s Luis Scola and the Argentinean men’s national team. After all, the core of the current Argentina squad knocked the Americans out of the 2004 Olympics in this same semifinal round before triumphing with a gold medal. Two years prior at the 2002 FIBA […]

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Tags: Luis Scola · Olympics · Phoenix Suns

The cupboard is bare for backup centers

August 7th, 2012 · 57 Comments

The Suns’ whirlwind offseason is drawing to a close. After some major departures and a slew of new additions, the front office has only one spot left to fill: the backup center. Marcin Gortat, once a high-profile backup himself, has emerged as a big man Phoenix can build around. But he can’t play 48 minutes […]

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Luis Scola and Argentina fall to Team USA in a game of instigation

August 6th, 2012 · 5 Comments

There’s nobody else in the NBA who plays the same role as Luis Scola. He’s the instigator, the guy whose impact on the game goes beyond the court. He’s a breaker of mental fortitude, one who plays beyond the whistle, quite literally. Such was the case in Team USA’s 126-97 victory against Scola’s Argentina team […]

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Tags: Luis Scola · Olympics

Luis Scola’s 22 points get Argentina past Nigeria

August 4th, 2012 · 2 Comments

I’m not sure if it’s possible to score 22 points quietly — especially when playing only 25 minutes. But Luis Scola certainly tried his best Saturday as Argentina beat Nigeria, 93-79, to clinch a spot in the knockout round. Scola led the Argentines in scoring for the second time in the tournament. Argentina also got […]

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Tags: Luis Scola · Olympics · Phoenix Suns