Finally…The most exciting basketball game at the 2012 Olympic !!
First of all, thank you TVRI for showing Basketball at 2012 Olympic even though they only show USA’s dream team. I was hoping for more game beside them but at least they still show it 🙂
You know I love NBA but when it comes to Olympic, I always cheer the other team. I have nothing against USA, it’s just I hate predictable game (just like I hate predictable movie).
The first game was USA against France. I thought France was going to give hard time against USA but I was disappointed when USA started leaving them behind. France seemed unable to pull themselves together again. I forgot in which quarter I started getting bored. I could see clearly that USA will win and knowing how it would end made me lose interest on the game. I still watched the whole game but without any excitement. The final result was 98-71.
The second was against Tunisia. At first, they looked promising. They hold their score close to USA…but them they started to trail down by over 10 points. And again, I lost interest at the game. The final result was 110-63.
The third game against Nigeria was the worst of all. I saw it a bit late and the difference was already over 20 points. Why bother seeing such predictable game. I turned off the TV without seeing the whole game. The final result (seeing it on the news the next day) was 156 – 73. Lucky I didn’t see such pathetic game.
Tonight… Finally, I can feel the excitement of basketball again. Lithuania was AMAZING!!! They were they were the only team that could keep up against USA. I couldn’t stop cheering for them. They gave an interesting entertainment. Not only they could keep up with USA, they could also defeat USA in 2 quarters. In second and fourth Quarter, Lithuania had more points than USA. If you don’t think that was an amazing achievement by The Lithuanians then there really something wrong with you 😉
At the end, USA managed to pull themselves farther from Lithuania…but not as far as when they were playing against France, Tunisia and Nigeria. The final result was 99 – 94, Lithuania lost only by 5 points. Despite of their lost, they earned massive respect from me. To be honest, it was much better than seeing The Olympic 2008 final where USA was playing against Spain. I hope Lithuania can meet USA against. I don’t care who will win as long as they give me entertaining game…not a boring and predictable game.
At this moment the standing are shown below
There are 4 games in the quarter final and only 2 groups in preliminary, it means that 4 teams in each group will advance to quarter final, Lithuania is at 4th position and will play against Tunisia for their last match. Hoping they will win against Tunisia and have a place in quarter final.
I wish I can see the whole basketball game, but I am grateful for whatever TVRI can give me.
Now, let’s do a little recap of Olympic so far.
Indonesia has lost its chance of getting any gold medal 😦 All our athletes in Badminton were defeated and there is also a threat that Badminton might be erased from Olympic as the result of an incident in women’s double 😦
However, we are very happy and proud at Triyatno Triyatno And Irawan Eko Yuli For giving Indonesia Silver and Bronze.
Within one week of Olympic 2012, I have seen Kazakhstan athlete won gold in road cycling, a Russian athlete won Judo, a Japan athlete won Judo for woman, a Korean athlete won shooting, and many more.
I am still waiting for TVRI to show synchronize swimming 🙂 I love seeing how beautiful their choreography is.
Looking forward to see what happens in the last week of Olympic 2012 🙂