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Old 09-07-2011, 06:20 AM   #41
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Default Re: EuroBasket 2011: Group E (Spain, Turkey, Lithuania, France, Serbia, Germany)

Originally Posted by Euroleague
To be fair, Lithuania played a bit over their heads last summer (of course they could have had an even better result if not for the refs rigging their game against the USA). And then this summer they have no Klieza, who seemed to have become their new leader last summer, and really I don't think adding back in Kaukenas and Saras was the smartest thing to do.

However, it is still Lithuania, with many very experienced Euroleague players and they are playing at home. So yeah, saying they have no chance to advance is nuts. Lithuania is capable of winning the whole tournament.

this current lithuanian NT is still a mystery to me - so far our veteran guards are hitting their shots and helping us to prevail, but I'm not sure how long this hot shooting is gonna last. And if it stops, we are screwed against any team in this group. Our bigs, apart from Valanciunas, can't be difference makers and are just role players at best. Our defense is stil as miserable as ever. I'll wait for the Serbia game to make any profound predictions
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