Venezuela wins Olympic qualifier, upsetting Argentina

MEXICO CITY (AP) Heissler Guillent scored 15 points and Venezuela pulled off another upset, beating Argentina 71-67 on Saturday night to win the FIBA Americas championship for the first time. Guillent scored 19 points in the semifinals against heavy favorite Canada on Friday night to give the Venezuelans their first Olympic berth since Barcelona in 1992. Also Saturday, Canada beat...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Real Madrid president wants his team in NBA

The president of Real Madrid has his eyes set on some big goals. Specifically, Florentino Perez would like to get his team into the NBA. “I would love to have Real Madrid play in the NBA,” Perez said in a radio interview via ABC Spain. Perez also said he intends to speak with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver about the matter when the Boston Celtics come to Spain in October to face...
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Canada hands Mexico its first loss at FIBA Americas tourney

MEXICO CITY (AP) Andrew Wiggins scored 17 points and Canada handed Mexico its first loss in the FIBA Americas tournament with a convincing 94-73 victory Tuesday night, jumping into second place in the Olympic basketball qualifying event standings. Andrew Nicholson came off the bench to add 15 points and Nik Stauskas added 12 points for the Canadian team that is getting closer to...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Argentina, Mexico advance to the Olympic qualifier semis

MEXICO CITY (AP) Luis Scola scored 16 points to help Argentina beat Panama 84-57 on Monday to remain undefeated and became the first team to progress to the Olympic qualifier semifinals. Jorge Gutierrez, a point-guard who plays for Milwaukee, scored a basket with 8.9 seconds to play and Mexico rallied from an 11-point deficit to defeat Venezuela to remain undefeated and also qualified...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Argentina, Mexico remain undefeated in Olympic qualifier

MEXICO CITY (AP) Luis Scola had 26 points and 13 rebounds and Argentina overcame an 11-point deficit to beat Uruguay 90-87 on Sunday and remain undefeated in the Olympic qualifying tournament. Mexico also remained percent, beating Puerto Rico 92-86. Hector Hernandez had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and Paul Stoll made a key 3-pointer with 33 seconds left for Mexico. Also on Sunday...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Argentina and Canada advanced to the second round

MEXICO CITY (AP) Luis Scola and Nicolas Laprovittola scored 11 points to lead Argentina to a 96-64 rout of Cuba on Thursday in the Olympic qualifier. Argentina will be joined in the second by Canada, which also won easily with an 82-62 rout of Venezuela. Argentina (3-0) leads Group B with six points followed by Canada (2-1) and Venezuela (2-1) with five. Puerto Rico (1-2) has four...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins dunks all over Andres Nocioni (VIDEO)

Andrew Wiggins has been dunking on everything that moves during the FIBA Americas tournament. His latest victim: former Bull Andres Nocioni. The two-handed dunk is kind of what makes this. Also, the second bump on Nocioni after the initial dunk is pretty darn cool. Wiggins is showing off that Canadian swag. Hopefully, Andres' children never have to see this horrid moment. Hopefully...
Via Fox Sports
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Argentina beats Canada in the men's Olympic qualifiers

MEXICO CITY (AP) Luis Scola had 35 points and 13 rebounds, and Argentina beat Canada 94-87 on Tuesday in the men's Olympic qualifying tournament. Scola, a 35-year-old NBA veteran who just signed with Toronto, was 13 for 26 from the field. Nicolas Laprovittola scored 20 points, and Andres Nocioni finished with 15. Argentina improved to 2-0 in Group B. Venezuela (1-0) is second, followed...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins huge slam dunk on Andres Nocioni at 2015 FIBA Americas Championship

Over the last season, Minnesota Timberwolves Andrew Wiggins showed some of his amazing potential in the association including his aerial abilities. Currently, Wiggins is playing for Canada in the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship and today, Canada faced off against Argentina. During the game, Wiggins was able to elevate for an impressive slam dunk on former Bulls member Andres Nocioni...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Real Madrid beats Olympiakos 78-59 to win Euroleague title

MADRID (AP) Real Madrid pulled away in the last four minutes to beat Olympiakos 78-59 Sunday and win a ninth Euroleague title in front of its home fans. Olympiakos led 19-15 after one quarter, but Madrid held the Greek team to just nine points in the second to take control. It was still a seven-point game in the final quarter when Andres Nocioni hit a 3 with 3:45 left, and Madrid...
Via AP on Fox
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch the Chicago Bulls’ Reactions to Kids’ Art Tribute: Priceless

Kid’s Day at the United Center on Sunday introduced an interesting, yet very entertaining, new idea. Commission young second and third grade fans to use their to use their artistic skills to depict their favorite Chicago Bulls. It was called “Kid Picasso” and the results were apropos to say the least. Pablo Picasso himself would be hard pressed to come up with anything as abstract...
Via Sports Mockery
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Bulls Player Expected To Replace Mirotic on Real Madrid

Posted to Chicago BullsAccording to a website that appears to be focused on the European League, reports indicate that Nikola Mirotic will depart for the Chicago Bulls and his replacement will be Andrés Nocioni. You remember the blue collar scrapper that played every game like it was his last, right? After translating the website, this is what we got: “After closing the season...
Via Sports Mockery
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Andres Nocioni Could Revisit Interest For NBA Comeback

Andres Nocioni received interest from several NBA teams last summer and said he could revisit a possible return. Nocioni averaged 10.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in eight NBA seasons, most notably with the Chicago Bulls and the last of which in 2011-12 with the Philadelphia 76ers. He has since played overseas. "Europe is a great, great place to play basketball," Nocioni said. "I came...
Via RealGM
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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