Games of the XXVIIIth Olympiad – 2004

    athens, greeceAugust 15-28, 2004

    the top-down competitive olympic basketball tournament that fiba envisioned for a future olympiad after rules were changed in 1989 to allow nba players to play in international competition, occurred in 2004 at the olympic games from athens olympic basketball competition and the prestigious olympic gold medal, once the sole property of the us. uu. The men’s teams that had claimed gold in 12 of the 14 Olympic basketball competitions they had competed in between 1936 and 2000 were up for grabs in 2004. And as predicted, the 2004 Olympic men’s basketball competition was indeed the most competitive and unpredictable in history. .

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    final classifications of the 2004 olympic games

    in the end, argentina did what it couldn’t do in the 2002 world championship, where it lost the championship match in extra time. In 2004, Argentina won its first basketball medal at the Olympics and went on to win gold after beating the USA. uu. 89-81 in the semifinals, then defeated Italy 84-69 in the gold medal game. the United States. The team showed vulnerability to the international style of basketball, but at the same time showed dogged determination to win the bronze medal.

    opening their training on july 26, after 15 practices and six exhibition games, usa. he opened the olympic games against puerto rico on august 8. 15. against a team they had beaten three times and by an average of 23 points per game in 2003, and a team from the usa. he had won 25 (96-71) in jacksonville 16 days earlier, on July 31, 2004, the frigid 34.7 percent shooting from the field of usa. comeback attempt for a decisive 92-73 victory. Lost in the loss was Duncan’s inspired effort of 15 points, 16 rebounds (11 offensive), five steals, four assists and two blocks in 36 minutes.

    meeting two days later, ee. uu. With 17 points from Iverson, who was playing with a broken thumb on his shooting hand, he beat host Greece and their boisterous home crowd 77-71 to earn his first win. preliminary round play continues in August. 19, usa They battled tooth and nail with Australia for three quarters, then outscored the Aussies 24-12 in the fourth quarter to win 89-79 and improve to 2-1. co-captains usa uu. iverson and duncan set the pace for the us. uu. Duncan finished with 18 points on 7-of-11 kill shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds, Ai added 16 points, while Marion made 8-of-10 shooting and also scored 16 points.

    against undefeated lithuania on August 8. 21, a team that had challenged us. uu. in the 2000 Olympic semifinals before falling short by two (85-83), usa. uu. led 84-79 with just over three minutes remaining, but couldn’t hold on as lithuania made big shot after big shot to bounce back for a 94-90 crushing victory. Jefferson led the United States effort with 20 points, while Duncan posted his third double-double in four Olympic games, compiling 16 points (6-7 fgs) and 12 rebounds. two days later, the us They again bounced back from a loss and easily defeated an outmatched Angolan squad 89-53 to close out preliminary round play when Duncan recorded a team leading 15 points in just 13 minutes of action.

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    Ending preliminary play with a 3-2 record and tied for preliminary round standings with puerto rico and greece, using the fiba tiebreaker formula, the usa. uu. he was seeded fourth, meaning he would face world no. 1 seed from group a in the quarterfinals of the medal round.

    With hopes of an Olympic medal still alive, the United States took the field in their quarterfinal match against group no. 1 head of series and 5-0 Spain. the United States. continued to show improvement and solidification as a team, and behind the us. uu. of marbury. olympic record 31 points and record six triples, usa he worked his way to a 102-94 victory. ee USA, who struggled for much of the tournament with their outside shooting as teams played zoned out and huddled together to control USA. uu. internal dominance, he posted his best shooting night of the Olympics from the 3-point and made 12 of 22 shots for 54.5 percent accuracy from the 3-point.

    advancing to the semifinals and a date with zone rival fiba americas argentina, the game was an exciting matchup between two teams that knew each other well. It was essentially the same Argentinian team that ended US dominance. uu. at the senior level in 2002 at the world championships, and the same team that suffered a couple of setbacks from the us. uu. in the 2003 Americas Olympic Qualifier, including a lopsided 106-73. win the gold medal match. With star center Duncan handcuffed with foul trouble for most of the game, the U.S. uu. The team struggled to find its range from the outside, shooting just 41.6 percent from the field and falling 89-81 to Argentina in the Olympic semifinals on August 2. 27. Marbury scored 18 points and Odom finished with 14 points and eight rebounds in a loss that eliminated the United States from gold medal contention.

    forced to recover from the realization that a gold medal would not be claimed this time, usa. uu. He faced a rematch with Lithuania in the bronze medal game on August 30. 28 and played perhaps his most inspired game from start to finish.

    despite lithuania shooting an impressive 21-for-37 (.567) from beyond the 3-point arc, usa. uu. They went home winners when Marion came off the bench to score 22 points to help guide the Americans to a 104-96 victory and the bronze medal. USA. he shot 45.6 percent (36-79 fgs) from the ground and managed to make 8 of 18 (.444) attempts beyond the 3-point line, and controlled the glass to a tune of 40-26. Furthermore, the US squad committed just 12 turnovers to Lithuania’s 20.

    for the olympic games, usa. The team was led by Iverson who averaged 13.8 points per game. and 2.5 points per game, while Duncan posted 12.9 points per game. and 9.1 rpg., and Marbury added 10.5 ppg. and a team better 3.4 apg. Marion contributed 9.9 points per game. and 5.9 rpg., Odom averaged 9.3 and 5.8 rpg., and Boozer accounted for 7.6 ppg. and 6.1 rpg.

    individually for the olympics overall, iverson was 12th in scoring and duncan was 18th. duncan was third overall in rebounding, while boozer and marion were seventh and eighth respectively, and odom was 10th. in offensive rebounds, duncan was ranked no. 1 (4.50 per game) and was sixth in defensive rebounds (4.63 per game), boozer is tied for seventh in offensive rebounds (2.37 per game) and tied for ninth in defensive rebounds ( 3.75 per game), Odom was fifth in offensive rebounds (2.50 per game) and Marion was ninth (2.25 per game). odom (.569) and duncan (.567) finished 11th and 12th respectively in field goal percentage, with marbury ranked sixth in assists and iverson tied for 12th. Wade ranked second in steals (2.13 spg.), Odom was right behind for tied for third (2.0 spg.), and Iverson tied for seventh (1.38 spg.). Duncan finished third in blocked shots (1.25 bpg), Odom 13th (0.63 bpg) and Stoudemire tied for 15th (0.50 bpg). Marbury ranked second in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.70).

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    The United States as a team ranked second among the 12 Olympic teams in scoring, averaging 88.1 points per game. grabbing 38.9 rebounds per game, usa he ranked first in rebounding and outscored his opponents by an Olympic-best 10.8 rpg margin. (38.9 rpg. to 28.1 rpg.). the United States. he also ranked first in blocked shots (3.75 bpg.), first in assists (15.13 apg.) and steals (10.63 spg.), and ranked second in turnover margin (+3.00).

    however, ee. uu. had problems with his filming. shooting 45.9 percent overall to rank seventh, the Americans shot 31.4 percent from 3-point shooting and were tied for 10th. defensively, team usa uu. he allowed his opponents to score 83.5 points per game, which ranked them ninth overall. the United States. He ranked 10th in defensive field goal percentage as his opposition shot 48.2 percent from the field overall, and opponents managed 44.1 percent from 3-point ground to leave the US . uu. he ranked 12th in defensive 3-point field goal percentage.

    the united states set several individual and team records during the 2004 games. marbury’s 31 points against spain set a new usa single game scoring record. Six three-pointers against Spain broke Reggie Miller’s old game record of five (against China, 7/26/96). Iverson set a new single-game mark for 3-point shots attempted, shooting 10 against Puerto Rico to surpass Reggie Miller’s previous record of eight (vs. China, 7/26/96), and Duncan’s 16 rebounds against Puerto Rico. Rico tied the United States singles game record of 16 set by Jim Brewer (vs. Australia, 9/28/72).

    duncan tied the usa. uu. record for most rebounds in an olympics with 73 (9.1 rpg.), equaling the mark set by kevin garnett in 2000. in the usa. career olympic records, duncan ranks tied for fifth in rebounding with 73, while boozer ranked his name tenth (49). Boozer now also ranks eighth in field goal percentage (.625), while Odom is tied for fifth in 3-point percentage (.500). duncan added his name to the us. uu. He leads his career in blocked shots and ranks fifth (10), while Wade is tied for 10th in steals (17).

    The United States also tied a single-game record for 3-point shooting in a game after sinking 12 against Spain, and the 2004 team rewrote the US record. uu. of 3-point shots attempted in the Olympics with 140.

    2004 usa. uu. men’s olympic team roster

    2004 usa. uu. accumulated statistics of the men’s Olympic team

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