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Basketball at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

The men's tournament of basketball at the 1996 Olympics at Atlanta, United States began on July 20 and ended on August 4, when the United States defeated FR Yugoslavia 95–69 for the gold medal.

Basketball at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament
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Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
CityAtlanta
DatesJuly 20 – August 3
Teams12 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions United States (11th title)
Runners-up Serbia and Montenegro
Third place Lithuania
Fourth place Australia
Tournament statistics
Games played46
Top scorerBrazil Oscar Schmidt
(27.4 points per game)
Competing teams.

ParticipantsEdit

FormatEdit

  • Twelve teams are split into 2 preliminary round groups of 6 teams each. The top 4 teams from each group qualify for the knockout stage.
  • Fifth and sixth-placed teams from each group are ranked 9th–12th in two additional matches.
  • In the quarterfinals, the matchups are as follows: A1 vs. B4, A2 vs. B3, A3 vs. B2 and A4 vs. B1.
    • The eliminated teams at the quarterfinals are ranked 5th–8th in two additional matches.
  • The winning teams from the quarterfinals meet in the semifinals as follows: A3/B2 vs. A1/B4 and A2/B3 vs. A4/B1.
  • The winning teams from the semifinals dispute the gold medal. The losing teams dispute the bronze.

Ties are broken via the following the criteria, with the first option used first, all the way down to the last option:

  1. Head to head results
  2. Goal average (not the goal difference) between the tied teams
  3. Goal average of the tied teams for all teams in its group

SquadsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Qualified for the quarterfinals

Group AEdit

Team
W L PF PA PD Pts Tiebreaker
  United States 5 0 522 345 +177 10
  Lithuania 3 2 427 354 +73 8 1–0
  Croatia 3 2 422 386 +36 8 0–1
  China 2 3 360 502 −142 7 1–0
  Argentina 2 3 351 396 −45 7 0–1
  Angola 0 5 280 379 −99 5


July 20
China   70–67   Angola
Scoring by half: 36–36, 34–31
Pts: Wang 17
Rebs: Wang 11
Asts: Hu 3
Pts: Â. Victoriano, Carvalho 13
Rebs: Â. Victoriano 6
Asts: Avô 5
Atlanta
Referees: Jose Piovesan Neto (BRA), Juan Brea Diaz (CUB)
July 20
United States   96–68   Argentina
Scoring by half: 46–44, 50–24
Pts: Robinson 18
Rebs: Robinson 7
Asts: Hill, Hardaway 5
Pts: Espil 27
Rebs: Nicola 4
Asts: Milanesio 7
Atlanta
Referees: Gennaro Colucci (ITA), Stylianos Koukoulekidis (GRE)
July 20
Lithuania   83–81 (OT)   Croatia
Scoring by half: 37–31, 29–35 Overtime: 6–6
Pts: Sabonis 20
Rebs: Sabonis 14
Asts: Vaišvila 6
Pts: Kukoč 33
Rebs: Rađa 12
Asts: Kukoč 6
Atlanta
Referees: Miguel Betancor Leon (ESP), Jose Lapaix Guance (DOM)
July 22
Angola   54–87   United States
Scoring by half: 31–44, 23–43
Pts: Carvalho 16
Rebs: Dias 5
Asts: Avô 5
Pts: Malone 12
Rebs: Barkley 9
Asts: Barkley 7
Atlanta
Referees: Michael Butler (AUS), Tomislav Jovancic (YUG)
July 22
Croatia   109–78   China
Scoring by half: 56–44, 53–34
Pts: Komazec 36
Rebs: Vranković 9
Asts: Kukoč 12
Pts: Wang, Zheng 15
Rebs: Gong 8
Asts: Sun 6
Atlanta
Referees: Jose Pelissari (BRA), Kim Chul-Hwan (KOR)
July 22
Argentina   65–61   Lithuania
Scoring by half: 31–25, 34–36
Pts: Espil 25
Rebs: Espil 6
Asts: Milanesio 6
Pts: Sabonis 30
Rebs: Sabonis 11
Asts: Marčiulionis 8
Atlanta
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN), Juan Figueroa (PUR)
July 24
Croatia   71–48   Angola
Scoring by half: 26–23, 45–25
Pts: Rađa 20
Rebs: Rađa 9
Asts: Kukoč 6
Pts: Â. Victoriano, Dias 10
Rebs: Dias 12
Asts: Avô 2
Atlanta
Referees: Hidetoshi Ishida (JPN), Serguei Boulanov (RUS)
July 24
Lithuania   82–104   United States
Scoring by half: 42–50, 40–54
Pts: Einikis 21
Rebs: Karnišovas, Einikis 7
Asts: Pačėsas 5
Pts: Barkley 16
Rebs: Barkley 5
Asts: Stockton, Payton 7
Atlanta
Referees: Wieslaw Zych (POL), Jose Reyes Ronfini (MEX)
July 24
China   87–77   Argentina
Scoring by half: 51–38, 36–39
Pts: Zheng, Hu 22
Rebs: Zheng 9
Asts: Li 5
Pts: Espil 25
Rebs: Pérez 7
Asts: Milanesio 8
Atlanta
Referees: Robert Barnett (AUS), Roman Ryzhyk (UKR)
July 26
Angola   49–85   Lithuania
Scoring by half: 21–37, 28–48
Pts: Â. Victoriano 18
Rebs: Moreira Dias 6
Asts: Carvalho 4
Pts: Karnišovas 20
Rebs: Sabonis 10
Asts: Sabonis 8
Atlanta
Referees: Jose Pelissari (BRA), Robert Barnett (AUS)
July 26
Argentina   75–90   Croatia
Scoring by half: 29–43, 46–47
Pts: Espil 17
Rebs: Osella 6
Asts: Milanesio 5
Pts: Komazec 28
Rebs: Kukoč 8
Asts: Komazec, Mulaomerović 3
Atlanta
Referees: Jose Piovesan Neto (BRA), Pascal Noel Dorizon (FRA)
July 26
United States   133–70   China
Scoring by half: 65–28, 68–42
Pts: Pippen 24
Rebs: O’Neal 10
Asts: Hardaway 10
Pts: Liu 18
Rebs: Bateer 6
Asts: Li 5
Atlanta
Referees: Donald Cline (CAN), Hidetoshi Ishida (JPN)
July 28
Argentina   66–62   Angola
Scoring by half: 27–32, 39–30
Pts: Espil 21
Rebs: Villar 6
Asts: Osella 5
Pts: Dias 17
Rebs: Moreira Dias 7
Asts: Avô 4
Atlanta
Referees: Wieslaw Zych (POL), Chong Kyoung (KOR)
July 28
China   55–116   Lithuania
Scoring by half: 23–53, 32–63
Pts: Wang 18
Rebs: Wang 5
Asts: Li 4
Pts: Štombergas 19
Rebs: Einikis 9
Asts: Marčiulionis 7
Atlanta
Referees: Jose Reyes Ronfini (MEX), Juan Figueroa (PUR)
July 28
Croatia   71–102   United States
Scoring by half: 38–57, 33–45
Pts: Tabak 19
Rebs: Tabak 7
Asts: Kukoč 10
Pts: Richmond 16
Rebs: Barkley 12
Asts: Payton 7
Atlanta
Referees: Robert Barnett (AUS), Carl Jungebrand (FIN)

Group BEdit

Team
W L PF PA PD Pts Tiebreaker
  FR Yugoslavia 5 0 478 364 +114 10
  Australia 4 1 492 438 +54 9
  Greece 3 2 402 416 −14 8
  Brazil 2 3 498 494 +4 7
  Puerto Rico 1 4 447 465 +18 6
  South Korea 0 5 422 562 −140 5


July 20
Australia   111–88   South Korea
Scoring by half: 64–37, 47–51
Pts: Gaze 26
Rebs: Dorge 10
Asts: Heal 11
Pts: J. K. Jung 23
Rebs: J. K. Jung 8
Asts: D. H. Kang 8
Atlanta
Referees: Davorin Nakic (CRO), Hidetoshi Ishida (JPN)
July 20
Puerto Rico   98–101   Brazil
Scoring by half: 54–58, 44–43
Pts: Ortiz 35
Rebs: Ortiz 11
Asts: Mincy 7
Pts: Schmidt 45
Rebs: Vianna 8
Asts: Ratto 10
Atlanta
Referees: Pascal Noel Dorizon (FRA), Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU)
July 20
Greece   63–71   FR Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 30–30, 33–41
Pts: Fasoulas 21
Rebs: Fasoulas 10
Asts: Sigalas 4
Pts: Savić 21
Rebs: Divac 8
Asts: Đorđević 6
Atlanta
Referees: Donald Cline (CAN), Carl Jungebrand (FIN)
July 22
South Korea   86–98   Puerto Rico
Scoring by half: 52–51, 34–47
Pts: K. E. Moon 20
Rebs: J. Y. Hyun 11
Asts: Hur Jae 12
Pts: Ortiz 37
Rebs: Ortiz 14
Asts: Alicea 10
Atlanta
Referees: Roman Ryzhyk (UKR), Antonio Soares De Campos (ANG)
July 22
FR Yugoslavia   91–68   Australia
Scoring by half: 54–28, 37–40
Pts: Obradović 18
Rebs: Rebrača, Savić 5
Asts: Danilović 6
Pts: Bradtke 18
Rebs: Gaze 7
Asts: Gaze 8
Atlanta
Referees: Wieslaw Zych (POL), Jose Reyes Ronfini (MEX)
July 22
Brazil   87–89   Greece
Scoring by half: 54–54, 33–35
Pts: Schmidt 32
Rebs: dos Santos 10
Asts: Minuci 6
Pts: Oikonomou 36
Rebs: Fasoulas 6
Asts: Bakatsias 5
Atlanta
Referees: Joseph Derosa (USA), Miguel Betancor Leon (ESP)
July 24
FR Yugoslavia   118–65   South Korea
Scoring by half: 57–28, 61–37
Pts: Danilović 19
Rebs: Divac 8
Asts: Đorđević 10
Pts: J. Y. Hyun 20
Rebs: D. H. Kang 4
Asts: Hur Jae 5
Atlanta
Referees: Joseph Derosa (USA), Virun Thongpila (THA)
July 24
Greece   80–69   Puerto Rico
Scoring by half: 51–33, 29–36
Pts: Oikonomou 19
Rebs: Oikonomou 8
Asts: Oikonomou, Christodoulou 3
Pts: Mincy 20
Rebs: Mincy 8
Asts: Ortíz 4
Atlanta
Referees: Gennaro Colucci ITA, Raul Chaves Sagel (ARG)
July 24
Australia   109–101 (OT)   Brazil
Scoring by half: 41–46, 41–36 Overtime: 27–19
Pts: Heal 35
Rebs: Bradtke 15
Asts: Bradtke 4
Pts: Schmidt 24
Rebs: dos Santos 13
Asts: Minuci 6
Atlanta
Referees: Donald Cline (CAN), Carl Jungebrand (FIN)
July 26
South Korea   86–108   Greece
Scoring by half: 44–56, 42–52
Pts: J. Y. Hyun 24
Rebs: J. Y. Hyun 6
Asts: D. H. Kang 10
Pts: Sigalas 22
Rebs: Rentzias 8
Asts: Bakatsias, Sigalas 6
Atlanta
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU), Yi Cui (CHN)
July 26
Brazil   82–101   FR Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 31–55, 51–46
Pts: de Mello 19
Rebs: Janjao 6
Asts: Ratto, Klafke 4
Pts: Danilović 21
Rebs: Divac, Tomašević 6
Asts: Obradović 6
Atlanta
Referees: Gennaro Colucci ITA, Raul Chaves Sagel (ARG)
July 26
Puerto Rico   96–101   Australia
Scoring by half: 53–51, 43–50
Pts: Ortíz 30
Rebs: Ortíz 11
Asts: Rivera 7
Pts: Gaze 29
Rebs: Fisher, Bradtke 6
Asts: Heal 7
Atlanta
Referees: Miguel Betancor Leon (ESP), Jose Lapaix Guance (DOM)
July 28
Brazil   127–97   South Korea
Scoring by half: 66–49, 61–48
Pts: Schmidt 25
Rebs: dos Santos 8
Asts: Minuci 9
Pts: D. H. Kang 24
Rebs: J. Y. Hyun 6
Asts: D. H. Kang 7
Atlanta
Referees: Jiazhong Zhu (CHN), Tomislav Jovancic (YUG)
July 28
Australia   103–62   Greece
Scoring by half: 52–30, 51–32
Pts: Gaze 17
Rebs: Bradtke 8
Asts: Heal 5
Pts: Oikonomou 22
Rebs: Papanikolaou 6
Asts: Giannakis 4
Atlanta
Referees: Pascal Noel Dorizon (FRA), Jose Lapaix Guance (DOM)
July 28
FR Yugoslavia   97–86   Puerto Rico
Scoring by half: 45–34, 52–52
Pts: Danilović 22
Rebs: Divac 10
Asts: Đorđević 7
Pts: Ortiz 20
Rebs: Ortiz 11
Asts: Rivera 9
Atlanta
Referees: Donald Cline (CAN), Serguei Boulanov (RUS)

Tournament bracketEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal game
                           
  B1   FR Yugoslavia 128  
A4   China 61  
  B1   FR Yugoslavia 66  
  A2   Lithuania 58  
A2   Lithuania 99
  B3   Greece 66  
    B1   FR Yugoslavia 69
  A1   United States 95
  A1   United States 98  
B4   Brazil 75  
  A1   United States 101 Bronze medal game
  B2   Australia 73  
B2   Australia 73 A2   Lithuania 80
  A3   Croatia 71   B2   Australia 74

QuarterfinalsEdit

All times are local (UTC−5)

July 30
10:00
Lithuania   99–66   Greece
Scoring by half: 45–19, 54–47
Pts: Marčiulionis 16
Rebs: Sabonis 11
Asts: Marčiulionis 7
Pts: Sigalas 18
Rebs: Rentzias 4
Asts: Sigalas 5
Atlanta
Referees: Miguel Betancor Leon (ESP), Raul Chaves Sagel (ARG)
July 30
12:00
FR Yugoslavia   128–61   China
Scoring by half: 63–29, 65–32
Pts: Rebrača 22
Rebs: Topić 8
Asts: Berić, Đorđević 6
Pts: Wang 13
Rebs: Wang, Wu 4
Asts: Li 3
Atlanta
Referees: Hidetoshi Ishida (JPN), Gennaro Colucci ITA
July 30
20:00
Australia   73–71   Croatia
Scoring by half: 41–33, 32–38
Pts: Gaze 26
Rebs: Heal, Bradtke 5
Asts: Heal 7
Pts: Alanović 18
Rebs: Vranković 11
Asts: Kukoč 8
Atlanta
Referees: Wieslaw Zych (POL), Juan Figueroa (PUR)
July 30
22:00
United States   98–75   Brazil
Scoring by half: 52–36, 46–39
Pts: Hardaway 14
Rebs: O’Neal 11
Asts: Payton 7
Pts: Schmidt 26
Rebs: Janjao 10
Asts: Minuci 5
Atlanta
Referees: Pascal Noel Dorizon (FRA), Jose Lapaix Guance (DOM)

Classification roundEdit

Placement Matches (9–12th Place)Edit

July 30
15:00
Argentina   97–79   South Korea
Scoring by half: 44–41, 53–38
Pts: Espil 26
Rebs: Pérez 9
Asts: Espil 8
Pts: J. K. Jung 17
Rebs: H. C. Chun 8
Asts: D. H. Kang 8
Atlanta
Referees: Joseph Derosa (USA), Zhu Jiazhong (CHN)
July 30
17:00
Puerto Rico   76–67   Angola
Scoring by half: 38–36, 38–31
Pts: Ortiz 19
Rebs: Rivas 7
Asts: Alicea 5
Pts: Moreira 15
Rebs: Dias 11
Asts: Moreira 6
Atlanta
Referees: Roman Ryzhyk (UKR), Jose Reyes Ronfini (MEX)

11th–12thEdit

August 2
10:00
South Korea   61–99   Angola
Scoring by half: 33–48, 28–51
Pts: D. H. Kang 17
Rebs: H. C. Chun 5
Asts: S. M. Lee, D. H. Kang 6
Pts: Dias 27
Rebs: Dias 11
Asts: Moreira 5
Atlanta
Referees: Jose Reyes Ronfini (MEX), Juan Brea Diaz (CUB)

9th–10thEdit

July 30
12:00
Argentina   87–77   Puerto Rico
Scoring by half: 43–38, 44–39
Pts: Espil, Osella 17
Rebs: Milanesio, Oberto 7
Asts: Milanesio, Espil 7
Pts: Ortiz 21
Rebs: Ortiz 11
Asts: Travieso 5
Atlanta
Referees: Davorin Nakic (CRO), Antonio Soares De Campos (ANG)

Placement Matches (5–8th Place)Edit

August 1
10:00
China   75–115   Greece
Scoring by half: 24–50, 51–65
Pts: Wu 20
Rebs: Liu 8
Asts: Li 7
Pts: Fasoulas 19
Rebs: Christodoulou 12
Asts: Christodoulou 8
Atlanta
Referees: Joseph Derosa (USA), Tomislav Jovancic (YUG)
August 1
12:00
Brazil   80–74   Croatia
Scoring by half: 39–27, 41–47
Pts: Schmidt 32
Rebs: dos Santos, Janjao 7
Asts: Ratto 7
Pts: Tabak 18
Rebs: Tabak 8
Asts: Kukoč 5
Atlanta
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU), Jose Reyes Ronfini (MEX)

7th–8thEdit

August 2
20:00
China   85–99   Croatia
Scoring by half: 39–49, 46–50
Pts: Hu 22
Rebs: Gong 9
Asts: Li, Sun 5
Pts: Kukoč 26
Rebs: Kukoč 10
Asts: Kukoč 8
Atlanta
Referees: Robert Barnett (AUS), Raul Chaves Sagel (ARG)

5th–6thEdit

August 2
22:00
Greece   91–72   Brazil
Scoring by half: 45–49, 46–23
Pts: Sigalas 35
Rebs: Fasoulas, Christodoulou 7
Asts: Patavoukas 7
Pts: Minuci 23
Rebs: Vianna 11
Asts: Ratto 7
Atlanta
Referees: Roman Ryzhyk (UKR), Juan Figueroa (PUR)

SemifinalsEdit

August 1
20:00
FR Yugoslavia   66–58   Lithuania
Scoring by half: 35–31, 31–27
Pts: Danilović 19
Rebs: Divac 8
Asts: Bodiroga 4
Pts: Kurtinaitis 22
Rebs: Sabonis 13
Asts: Marčiulionis 6
Atlanta
Referees: Wieslaw Zych (POL), Jose Lapaix Guance (DOM)
August 1
22:00
United States   101–73   Australia
Scoring by half: 51–41, 50–32
Pts: Barkley 24
Rebs: Barkley 11
Asts: Pippen 5
Pts: Gaze 25
Rebs: Bradtke 11
Asts: Heal 5
Atlanta
Referees: Raul Chaves Sagel (ARG), Stylianos Koukoulekidis (GRE)

FinalsEdit

Bronze Medal matchEdit

August 3
20:00
Lithuania   80–74   Australia
Scoring by half: 36–34, 44–40
Pts: Sabonis 30
Rebs: Sabonis 13
Asts: Marčiulionis 9
Pts: Gaze 25
Rebs: Bradtke 5
Asts: Heal 5
Atlanta
Referees: Joseph Derosa (USA), Juan Figueroa (PUR)

Gold Medal matchEdit

August 3
22:00
FR Yugoslavia   69–95   United States
Scoring by half: 38–43, 31–52
Pts: Paspalj 19
Rebs: Bodiroga, Đorđević 5
Asts: Đorđević 6
Pts: Robinson 28
Rebs: Robinson 7
Asts: Stockton 7
Atlanta
Referees: Miguel Betancor Leon (ESP), Jose Reyes Ronfini (MEX)

AwardsEdit

1996 Olympic Basketball Champions
 
United States
Eleventh title

Final standingsEdit

Rank Team Pld W L PF PA PD
Gold medal game participants
    United States 8 8 0 816 562 +254
    FR Yugoslavia 8 7 1 741 578 +163
Bronze medal game participants
    Lithuania 8 5 3 664 560 +104
4th   Australia 8 5 3 712 690 +22
Eliminated at the quarterfinals
5th   Greece 8 5 3 674 662 +12
6th   Brazil 8 3 5 725 757 -32
7th   Croatia 8 4 4 666 624 +42
8th   China 8 2 6 581 844 -263
Preliminary round 5-6th placers
9th   Argentina 7 4 3 535 552 -17
10th   Puerto Rico 7 2 5 600 619 -19
11th   Angola 7 1 6 446 516 -70
12th   South Korea 7 0 7 562 758 -196

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit