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Saturday will mark the halfway point in the 2012 London Olympic games, as San Antonio Spurs international players Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, Boris Diaw, Nando De Colo, Tiago Splitter, and Patty Mills all play in their fourth game of the Preliminary Round.
No Spurs players will have to face each other on Saturday as most of their teams have easy matchups, aside from Mills and Australia, who are on the bubble to advance by holding a slim lead in fourth place, as they face Great Britain.
Here’s a scouting report of each game involving Spurs players. Since we’re already three games into the prelim round, I’ve went ahead and put each teams points that they’ve accumulated along with their current place in each Group. Remember, wins are worth 2 points and losses are 1 one point. Only the top four teams from each group will advance to the next round.
3:00 AM CST: [Group A] France (2-1, 5 points, 3rd) vs. Tunisia (0-3, 3 points, 6th)
France is coming off a win on Thursday against Lithua...
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