18.08.2008
In the latest game of the preliminary round of the Olympic tournament Russia lost to Athens 2004 champions Argentina (79-91). With 1 victory and 4 defeats Russia finished at the fifth place in the group A and did not qualify for the play-offs...
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Russia concluded its play at the Olympics
In the latest game of the preliminary round of the Olympic tournament Russia lost to Athens 2004 champions Argentina (79-91). With 1 victory and 4 defeats Russia finished at the fifth place in the group A and did not qualify for the play-offs.

CSKA forward Viktor Khryapa did not participate in the final game which had no sporting value. Our team’s guard JR Holden played without substitutions and became the second best scorer for Russia with 19 points, 1 rebound, 5 assists and 1 steal.

Andrei Vorontsevich played his best game for the national team. He scored 10 points, made 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in 19.56. Aleksey Savrasenko played 4 seconds less. His stats - 6 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal. Viktor Keyru had 2 points in 3.41.

Lithuania remained as a leader of the group and suffered its only defeat against Australia (75-106). Ramunas Siskauskas scored 10 points, made 1 rebound and 1 assist in 18.16.

Australians took fourth place, allowing Croatia to stay third. Zoran Planinic’s team won over Iran (91-57). CSKA guard did not play.

United States saved the leadership in Group B. Spain took second place, Greece - third, China - fourth. Greeks won against tournament hosts (91-77). Nikos Zisis stats - 8 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists in 15.50.

In quarterfinals on 20th August will play Argentina - Greece, Lithuania - China, Spain - Croatia, the United States - Australia.

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