A Monday Olympic Basketball Thread

Jul 31, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Argentina player Pablo Prigioni (8) drives downcourt against France in the men's preliminary game during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Good afternoon, friends! Today is the final day of the preliminary round of Olympic basketball, and we're already mid-way through the day's games. Australia beat Russia with a Patty Mills game-winner while you were sleeping, then Lithuania beat Tunisia, then France narrowly defeated Nigeria, then Great Britain got its first Olympic win since 1948 over China. Here are the remaining games:

3:00 PM: Spain vs. Brazil

5:15 PM: United Knicks of America vs. Argentiknicks

Obviously, that late game (10:15 London time) is foremost in Knickerbockerly relevance. Tyson Chandler and Carmelo Anthony will be in action for the U.S. as they try to enter the knockout round undefeated. Pablo Prigioni, meanwhile, may or may not be in action. Box scores tell me that he played in Argentina's game on Saturday, which tells me that he peed out his kidney stones and is no longer suffering from crippling pain. I haven't seen reports one way or the other about his participation in tonight's game, so I guess we'll just have to wait and see. I'd love another opportunity to watch Pablo play against the best of the best.

If you're watching basketball or any Olympic sport (I just watched the one where the guys shoot pink exploding frisbees with rifles), I invite you to comment along here. <3

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