London Olympics 2012 Men’s Basketball Schedule: China vs Russia in a battle of necessity? Start Time
When we are discussing about the match China vs Russia there are some points that we must make note of and cannot afford to miss a glance. Team China, is not that a strong team this year and we have reasons lined up before you, for stating the obvious.
Yao Ming is not that big a threat anymore as he has gone a bit slow and is now moving down his career line. But yes, everyone around is well aware of the player named Yi Jianlian, whose name is been around since a while now. Yi Jianlian has been a part of the prestigious FIBA Asia tournament and yes he was also named as been the MVP who headed with a huge and incredible 25 points in the FIBA Asia tournament. It was due to Yi Jianlian that Jordan was torched finally in the end with around 16 boards and 6 blocks in the final.
One reason why team China is not much threat and not fairing well is due development system of China who chooses players for the national team in a very weird way. While choosing players for the Basketball team, all that matters and the only criteria which is noted and is looked after for is the height factor. This is the only reason why, you will be quite successful in pointing out quite a number of footers playing in the Chinese Men’s Basketball team but at the same time, they will not be good players when they come to play a match on the ground. They tend to be extremely weak and feeble in areas related to guard spots.
Well right on the other hand we are discussing about Team Russia which had to try extremely well and had to go through a tough path to finally make an entry in the Men’s Olympic Basketball Tournament 2012. Again, we cannot take the team very lightly as because if you go through the teams matches in last years Eurobasket tournament, you will notice that team Russia ended up by coming third which is something no team must cross over.
This well balanced team is now being led by one good player whose name is Andrei Kirilenko who is known as being the NBA veteran, and yes one name that will not be new for the fans belonging to NBA. Well for around 10 years approximately Andrei Kirilenko was seen being the part of Utah Jazz, and only it was that the previous year he took an entry into his home country team. Well, we do know what he has been quite known for that are his various kinds of blocking shots, provocative defense shots and not to forget those seditious passing lanes.
Well this year we also see him coming together with a whole bunch of good NBA players. We cannot much predict about these games as anything can happen in the last moment. Well for now let’s keep our fingers crossed for the teams China vs Russia and hope for the best team to win.
China vs Russia Start Time is at 4:00 AM ET or 9:00 AM BST. China vs Russia results and scores will be posted here.
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