Entries Tagged as 'Olympics'

Luis Scola, Argentina fall to Russia in bronze medal thriller

August 12th, 2012 · 9 Comments

Argentina’s Golden Generation concluded Sunday in London without so much as a bronze. In what could be the final game of international competition for Argentina’s vaunted quartet of Manu Ginobili, Andres Nocioni, Carlos Delfino and the Phoenix Suns’ Luis Scola, the Argentines dropped a hard-fought 81-77 decision to the Russians in the bronze medal game. […]

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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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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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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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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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Luis Scola, Argentina rout Tunisia despite poor first quarter

August 2nd, 2012 · 9 Comments

Before the Olympics, Suns forward Luis Scola said there’s always one Olympic team expected to contend for a medal that falls well short of expectations. After one quarter of play on Thursday coming off an upset loss to France, Argentina looked to be that team. But after falling behind 28-14 in that opening period, the Argentinians […]

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