Entries Tagged as 'World Championship'

Kevin Durant leads Team USA to gold medal win over Hedo Turkoglu, Turkey at FIBA World Championship

September 12th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Turkey might have “12 Giant Men,” but in the FIBA World Championship gold medal game they were no match for the one and only Kevin Durant. Durant was unstoppable, torching Turkey for 28 points thanks to seven clutch three-pointers whenever Team USA needed a big bucket on his way to being named tournament MVP and […]

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Hedo Turkoglu, Turkey ready for showdown against Team USA in FIBA gold medal game

September 11th, 2010 · 4 Comments

When I asked Hedo Turkoglu about the FIBA World Championship back at his introductory press conference in late July, a big smile came over his face as he welled up with pride over being the captain of the home country team. “It’s going to be great, man, it’s going to be fun,” Turkoglu said on […]

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Hedo Turkoglu, Turkey nip Serbia in thriller to advance to FIBA finals; Goran Dragic, Slovenia finish eighth

September 11th, 2010 · 5 Comments

It almost seemed like destiny, undefeated Turkey meeting up with undefeated Team USA for the 2010 FIBA World Championship. But it took every one of the 40 minutes in Turkey’s thrilling 83-82 semifinal win over Serbia for the hosts to get there. If you did not find a way to get in front of a […]

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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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