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Basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

The Basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics – men's tournament began on August 10 and ended on August 24, when the United States defeated Spain 118–107 for the gold medal. All games were held at the Wukesong Indoor Stadium.

Basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament
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Tournament details
Host countryChina
CityBeijing
Dates10–24 August
Teams12
Final positions
Champions United States (13th title)
Runners-up Spain
Third place Argentina
Fourth place Lithuania
Tournament statistics
MVPSpain Pau Gasol
(19.6 points per game)

Contents

QualifyingEdit

Country Qualified as Date of qualification Previous appearance FIBA World Ranking[1]
  China Olympics host July 13, 2001 6 (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004) 11
  Spain World champion September 3, 2006 10 (1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004) 3
  Iran Asian champion August 5, 2007 1 (1948) 45
  Australia Oceanian champion August 22, 2007 11 (1956, 1964, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004) 9
  Angola African champion August 25, 2007 4 (1992, 1996, 2000, 2004) 14
  Argentina Americas runner-up September 1, 2007 4 (1948, 1952, 1996, 2004) 1
  United States Americas champion September 1, 2007 15 (1936, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004) 2
  Russia European champion September 15, 2007 11 (1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1988, 1992, 2000) 16
  Lithuania European third place[2] September 16, 2007 4 (1992, 1996, 2000, 2004) 5
  Croatia Wildcard qualifier July 19, 2008 2 (1992, 1996) 20
  Greece Wildcard qualifier July 19, 2008 3 (1952, 1996, 2004) 6
  Germany Wildcard qualifier July 20, 2008 4 (1936, 1972, 1984, 1992) 9

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-placed teams from each group are ranked 9th–10th by basis of their records.
  • Sixth-placed teams from each group are ranked 11th–12th by basis of their records.
  • 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 by basis of their preliminary round records
  • The winning teams from the quarterfinals meet in the semifinals as follows: A1/B4 vs. A3/B2 and A2/B3 vs. A4/B1.
  • The winning teams from the semifinals play for the gold medal. The losing teams play for 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

All times are local Beijing Time (UTC+8).

SquadsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Group AEdit

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  Lithuania 5 4 1 425 400 +25 9 1–0
  Argentina 5 4 1 425 361 +64 9 0–1
  Croatia 5 3 2 399 380 +19 8 1–0
  Australia 5 3 2 457 405 +52 8 0–1
  Russia 5 1 4 387 406 −19 6  
  Iran 5 0 5 323 464 −141 5  
10 August 2008
09:00
Russia   71–49   Iran
Scoring by quarter: 24–5, 14–17, 8–16, 25–11
Pts: Holden 19
Rebs: Monia 6
Asts: Savrasenko 4
Pts: Nikkhah 16
Rebs: Haddadi 8
Asts: Kamrani 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)
10 August 2008
16:45
Lithuania   79–75   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 14–11, 20–19, 17–15, 28–30
Pts: Kleiza 13
Rebs: K. Lavrinovič 7
Asts: Jasikevičius 8
Pts: Ginobili 19
Rebs: Oberto 11
Asts: Oberto, Prigioni 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Zavlanos (GRE)
10 August 2008
20:00
Australia   82–97   Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 14–21, 17–26, 22–26, 29–24
Pts: Nielsen 13
Rebs: Anstey 7
Asts: Barlow 3
Pts: Prkačin, Banić 16
Rebs: Lončar 10
Asts: Popović 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Eddie Rush (USA)

12 August 2008
09:00
Iran   67–99   Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 20–15, 14–31, 19–28, 14–25
Pts: Haddadi 21
Rebs: Sahakian 12
Asts: Amini 4
Pts: Kleiza 22
Rebs: Kleiza 8
Asts: Jasikevičius, Lukauskis, Mačiulis 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Eddie Rush (USA)
12 August 2008
11:15
Croatia   85–78   Russia
Scoring by quarter: 16–17, 26–19, 18–15, 25–27
Pts: Popović 22
Rebs: Barać 7
Asts: Popović, Lončar 3
Pts: Kirilenko 18
Rebs: Kirilenko 6
Asts: Kirilenko, Bikov 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Zavlanos (GRE)
12 August 2008
22:15
Argentina   85–68   Australia
Scoring by quarter: 23–11, 16–18, 24–17, 22–22
Pts: Ginobili 21
Rebs: Nocioni 8
Asts: Ginobili 7
Pts: Mills 22
Rebs: Andersen 6
Asts: Bogut, Bruton 2
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)

14 August 2008
11:15
Australia   106–68   Iran
Scoring by quarter: 28–15, 25–14, 22–19, 31–20
Pts: Newley 24
Rebs: Bogut 7
Asts: Mills, Worthington, Bruton 5
Pts: Nikkhah 23
Rebs: Haddadi 8
Asts: Davari 4
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Zavlanos (GRE)
14 August 2008
16:45
Lithuania   86–79   Russia
Scoring by quarter: 23–24, 21–17, 25–21, 17–17
Pts: Kaukėnas 20
Rebs: Kleiza 11
Asts: Jasikevičius 5
Pts: Holden 25
Rebs: Khriapa 9
Asts: Kirilenko 6
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)
14 August 2008
22:15
Argentina   77–53   Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 21–13, 19–9, 19–16, 18–15
Pts: Nocioni 18
Rebs: Nocioni 8
Asts: Ginobili 8
Pts: Tomas, Banić 9
Rebs: Banić 6
Asts: Ukić 2
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Juan Carlos Arteaga (ESP)

16 August 2008
11:15
Russia   80–95   Australia
Scoring by quarter: 16–27, 17–22, 22–20, 25–26
Pts: Khriapa 21
Rebs: Khriapa 9
Asts: Holden 6
Pts: Bogut, Bruton 22
Rebs: Bogut 8
Asts: Bruton 6
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN)
16 August 2008
14:30
Croatia   73–86   Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 15–13, 30–29, 17–16, 11–28
Pts: Ukić 13
Rebs: Banić 7
Asts: Kus 3
Pts: Lukauskis 20
Rebs: K. Lavrinovič 7
Asts: Jasikevičius 6
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Zavlanos (GRE)
16 August 2008
16:45
Iran   82–97   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 14–19, 19–23, 24–30, 25–25
Pts: Haddadi 21
Rebs: Haddadi 16
Asts: Kamrani 4
Pts: Ginobili 32
Rebs: Scola 7
Asts: Prigioni 6
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)

18 August 2008
09:00
Iran   57–91   Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 8–19, 8–35, 23–16, 18–21
Pts: Nikkhah 25
Rebs: Haddadi 15
Asts: Haddadi 2
Pts: Rozić, Tomas 16
Rebs: Lončar, Barać 7
Asts: Ukić 8
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN)
18 August 2008
11:15
Australia   106–75   Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 28–14, 27–15, 20–22, 31–24
Pts: Bogut 23
Rebs: Mills 4
Asts: Anstey 4
Pts: K. Lavrinovič 14
Rebs: K. Lavrinovič 8
Asts: Jasikevičius 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)
18 August 2008
22:15
Argentina   91–79   Russia
Scoring by quarter: 27–16, 18–23, 27–25, 19–15
Pts: Scola 37
Rebs: Nocioni 9
Asts: Prigioni 10
Pts: Kirilenko 23
Rebs: Kirilenko 9
Asts: Holden 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Zavlanos (GRE)

Group BEdit

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  United States 5 5 0 515 354 +161 10
  Spain 5 4 1 418 369 +49 9
  Greece 5 3 2 415 375 +40 8
  China 5 2 3 366 400 −34 7
  Germany 5 1 4 330 390 −60 6
  Angola 5 0 5 321 477 −156 5
10 August 2008
11:15
Germany   95–66   Angola
Scoring by quarter: 25–21, 29–13, 24–18, 17–14
Pts: Kaman 24
Rebs: Jagla 11
Asts: Hamann 4
Pts: Mingas 24
Rebs: Gomes 8
Asts: Cipriano 2
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU)
10 August 2008
14:30
Spain   81–66   Greece
Scoring by quarter: 20–16, 15–13, 27–17, 19–20
Pts: Fernández 16
Rebs: P. Gasol 7
Asts: Navarro, Rodríguez 2
Pts: Spanoulis 15
Rebs: Tsartsaris 8
Asts: Diamantidis 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Reynaldo Mercedes (DOM)
10 August 2008
22:15
United States   101–70   China
Scoring by quarter: 20–16, 29–21, 25–11, 27–22
Pts: Wade 19
Rebs: Bosh 8
Asts: Paul 6
Pts: Yao 13
Rebs: Yao 10
Asts: Chen, Liu, Zhu, Sun 2
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN)

12 August 2008
14:30
Greece   87–64   Germany
Scoring by quarter: 21–23, 23–10, 25–15, 18–16
Pts: Spanoulis 23
Rebs: Bourousis 8
Asts: Spanoulis 5
Pts: Nowitzki 13
Rebs: Nowitzki 6
Asts: Greene 2
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN)
12 August 2008
16:45
China   75–85 (OT)   Spain
Scoring by quarter: 18–20, 28–17, 15–10, 11–25Overtime: 3–13
Pts: Liu 19
Rebs: Yao, Yi 9
Asts: Yao, Sun 3
Pts: P. Gasol 29
Rebs: P. Gasol, Fernández 8
Asts: Fernández 6
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: José Carrión (PUR)
12 August 2008
20:00
Angola   76–97   United States
Scoring by quarter: 18–29, 19–26, 16–26, 23–16
Pts: Morais 24
Rebs: Gomes 8
Asts: Costa, Ambrosio 2
Pts: Wade 19
Rebs: Anthony 6
Asts: James 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Pablo Estévez (ARG)

14 August 2008
09:00
Germany   59–72   Spain
Scoring by quarter: 15–12, 21–27, 12–20, 11–13
Pts: Hamann 15
Rebs: Kaman 10
Asts: Hamann 3
Pts: Calderón 15
Rebs: M. Gasol 8
Asts: P. Gasol, Rubio 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Fabio Facchini (ITA)
14 August 2008
14:30
Angola   68–85   China
Scoring by quarter: 15–28, 27–16, 9–21, 17–20
Pts: Gomes 17
Rebs: Mingas 5
Asts: Gomes 3
Pts: Yao 30
Rebs: Yi 11
Asts: Zhu, Li 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN)
14 August 2008
20:00
United States   92–69   Greece
Scoring by quarter: 20–16, 31–16, 23–22, 18–15
Pts: Bryant, Bosh 18
Rebs: James, Howard, Anthony 6
Asts: James 6
Pts: Papaloukas 15
Rebs: Fotsis, Papaloukas 8
Asts: Diamantidis 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU)

16 August 2008
09:00
Greece   102–61   Angola
Scoring by quarter: 12–11, 31–17, 38–14, 21–19
Pts: Bourousis 22
Rebs: Glyniadakis, Fotsis 7
Asts: Fotsis 5
Pts: Mingas 25
Rebs: Geronimo 7
Asts: Costa 4
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: José Carrión (PUR)
16 August 2008
20:00
China   59–55   Germany
Scoring by quarter: 19–9, 8–22, 20–8, 12–16
Pts: Yao 25
Rebs: Yao, Yi 11
Asts: Liu 3
Pts: Nowitzki 24
Rebs: Nowitzki 17
Asts: Hamann, Garrett 2
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Eddie Rush (USA)
16 August 2008
22:15
Spain   82–119   United States
Scoring by quarter: 22–31, 23–30, 18–25, 19–33
Pts: Reyes 19
Rebs: Reyes 8
Asts: Fernández, Rubio 3
Pts: James 18
Rebs: Bosh 7
Asts: James, Paul 8
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU)

18 August 2008
14:30
Greece   91–77   China
Scoring by quarter: 27–15, 19–9, 23–30, 22–23
Pts: Bourousis, Spanoulis 19
Rebs: Bourousis 19
Asts: Papaloukas, Spanoulis 5
Pts: Yao 16
Rebs: Wang 8
Asts: Sun 6
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA)
18 August 2008
16:45
Angola   50–98   Spain
Scoring by quarter: 23–15, 7–25, 11–31, 9–27
Pts: Mingas 10
Rebs: Mingas, Ambrosio 5
Asts: Costa 5
Pts: P. Gasol 31
Rebs: P. Gasol 9
Asts: Rodríguez, Rubio 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Eddie Rush (USA)
18 August 2008
20:00
United States   106–57   Germany
Scoring by quarter: 31–12, 22–17, 30–17, 23–11
Pts: Howard 22
Rebs: Howard 10
Asts: Williams 5
Pts: Nowitzki 14
Rebs: Nowitzki 8
Asts: Hamann, Jagla 2
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Juan Carlos Arteaga (ESP)

Knockout roundEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                           
  A1   Lithuania 94  
B4   China 68  
  A1   Lithuania 86  
  B2   Spain 91  
B2   Spain 72
  A3   Croatia 59  
    B2   Spain 107
  B1   United States 118
  B1   United States 116  
A4   Australia 85  
  B1   United States 101 Bronze medal game
  A2   Argentina 81  
A2   Argentina 80 A1   Lithuania 75
  B3   Greece 78   A2   Argentina 87

QuarterfinalsEdit

20 August 2008
14:30
Spain   72–59   Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 22–11, 15–15, 14–12, 21–21
Scoring by half: 37–26, 35–33
Pts: P. Gasol 20
Rebs: P. Gasol 10
Asts: Calderón, P. Gasol 2
Pts: Banić 15
Rebs: Banić, Planinić 5
Asts: Kus, Nicević 2
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Zavlanos (GRE)
20 August 2008
16:45
Lithuania   94–68   China
Scoring by quarter: 19–17, 22–13, 29–23, 24–15
Scoring by half: 41–30, 53–38
Pts: Jasikevičius 23
Rebs: Kleiza 7
Asts: Jasikevičius 6
Pts: Yao 19
Rebs: Yi 9
Asts: Yao 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)
20 August 2008
20:00
United States   116–85   Australia
Scoring by quarter: 25–24, 30–19, 34–18, 27–24
Scoring by half: 55–43, 61–42
Pts: Bryant 25
Rebs: James 9
Asts: James, Paul, Wade, Williams 3
Pts: Mills 20
Rebs: Worthington 6
Asts: Newley 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Juan Carlos Arteaga (ESP)
20 August 2008
22:15
Argentina   80–78   Greece
Scoring by quarter: 22–23, 17–17, 17–15, 24–23
Scoring by half: 39–40, 41–38
Pts: Ginobili 24
Rebs: Scola 8
Asts: Prigioni 3
Pts: Fotsis 17
Rebs: Fotsis 10
Asts: Papaloukas 4
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU)

SemifinalsEdit

22 August 2008
20:00
Spain   91–86   Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 21–19, 19–23, 22–24, 29–20
Scoring by half: 40–42, 51–44
Pts: P Gasol 19
Rebs: Jiménez 7
Asts: Rubio 4
Pts: Jasaitis, Jasikevičius 19
Rebs: Jasaitis 8
Asts: Jasikevičius 6
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)
22 August 2008
22:00
Argentina   81–101   United States
Scoring by quarter: 11–30, 29–19, 24–29, 17–23
Scoring by half: 40–49, 41–52
Pts: Scola 28
Rebs: Scola 11
Asts: Prigioni 3
Pts: Anthony 21
Rebs: Bosh 10
Asts: Kidd 7
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA)

Bronze medal matchEdit

24 August 2008
12:00
Lithuania   75–87   Argentina  
Scoring by quarter: 21–24, 13–22, 15–22, 26–19
Scoring by half: 34–46, 41–41
Pts: Šiškauskas 15
Rebs: Šiškauskas, K. Lavrinovič 6
Asts: Jasikevičius 3
Pts: Delfino 20
Rebs: Delfino 10
Asts: Prigioni 7
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Eddie Rush (USA)

Gold medal matchEdit

24 August 2008
14:00
  Spain   107–118   United States  
Scoring by quarter: 31–38, 30–31, 21–22, 25–27
Scoring by half: 61–69, 46–49
Pts: Fernández 22
Rebs: Reyes 7
Asts: Navarro 4
Pts: Wade 27
Rebs: Bosh 7
Asts: Bryant 6
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU), Pablo Estévez (ARG), Carl Jungebrand (FIN)

The Americans got off to a start with the Spaniards hitting seven of their first nine shots; if not for a 10–0 run by LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, the Americans would have trailed in the first quarter. With USA leading by 14, Spain chipped away at the lead during the second quarter to cut the deficit to eight points.

The team traded baskets in the third quarter, with Spain cutting the deficit further to seven. A three-point field goal by Rudy Fernandez cut the lead into two, the smallest deficit with 8:13 left in the fourth. Kobe Bryant and Wade extended the lead with three-pointers to 103–92 but Spain had a final push, capped with another three-pointer from Carlos Jimenez to reduce the lead 108–104. In the final 2 minutes a three-pointer by Dwyane Wade and a Kobe Bryant field goal extended the lead back to 9. It was then when the Americans began hitting their free throws when the Spanish got frustrated and were called for technical fouls to seal the game for the Americans.[3]

AwardsEdit

2008 Olympic Basketball Champions
 
United States
Thirteenth title

Statistical leadersEdit

Top ten in points, rebounds and assists, and top 5 in steals and blocks.

Game highsEdit

Department Name Total Opponent
Points   Luis Scola 37   Russia
Rebounds   Dirk Nowitzki 17   China
Assists   Pablo Prigioni 10   Russia
Steals   Andrei Kirilenko
  Dwyane Wade
6   Lithuania
  Greece
Blocks   Hamed Haddadi
  Kšyštof Lavrinovič
  Yao Ming
4   Lithuania
  Argentina
  Angola
Field goal percentage   Ioannis Bouroussis 100% (9/9)   Angola
3-point field goal percentage   Viktor Khriapa
  Dirk Nowitzki
100% (6/6)   Australia
  Angola
Free throw percentage   Carmelo Anthony 100% (13/13)   Argentina
Turnovers   Carlos Morais 10   United States

Final standingsEdit

 
2008 men's teams.

Rankings are determined by:

  • 1st–4th
    • Results of gold and bronze medal games.
  • 5th–8th:
    • Win-loss record in the preliminary round group
    • Standings in the preliminary round group (i.e. Group A's #3 is ranked higher than Group B's #4.)
    • Goal average in the preliminary round group
  • 9th–10th and 11th–12th:
    • 5th placers in the preliminary round groups are classified 9th–10th; 6th placers classified *11th–12th
    • Win-loss record in the preliminary round group
    • Goal average in the preliminary round group
Rank Team Pld W L PF PA PD Standing GAvg New rank
Final participants
    United States 8 8 0 850 627 +223 2
    Spain 8 6 2 688 632 +56 3
Bronze medal game participants
    Argentina 8 6 2 673 615 +58 1
4th   Lithuania 8 5 3 680 646 +34 6
Eliminated at the quarterfinals
5th   Greece 6 3 3 493 455 +38 B-3rd 1.117 4
6th   Croatia 6 3 3 458 452 +6 A-3rd 1.050 18
7th   Australia 6 3 3 542 521 +21 A-4th 9
8th   China 6 2 4 434 494 −60 10
Preliminary round 5th placers
9th   Russia 5 1 4 387 406 −19 0.953 15
10th   Germany 5 1 4 330 390 −60 0.846 7
Preliminary round 6th placers
11th   Iran 5 0 5 323 464 −141 0.696 23
12th   Angola 5 0 5 321 477 −156 0.673 12

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ after EuroBasket Women 2007
  2. ^ The European Championships runner-up, Spain, qualified separately as World Champions.
  3. ^ Mahoney, Brian (2008-08-24). "US hoops back on top, beats Spain for gold medal". Associated Press. Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2008-08-26.

External linksEdit