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Boomers fall short of bronze medal

With 10 seconds remaining, the Boomers led by one point, after two clutch free throws by David Andersen, daring to dream of a bronze medal. A foul call that Andrew Bogut said “comes three...

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Boomers crush Lithuania to reach semis

The saying goes that timing is everything. For the Boomers, their timing is nothing short of impeccable as their red-hot form now sees them through to the semi-finals of the Olympics, where they will...

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For the Boomers, the real test begins now

A 25-point win over Venezuela sees Australia finish second in its pool and into a quarter-final, with possibly its best chance at an Olympic basketball medal. Wins over Serbia, France, China and Venezuela have...

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Boomers not content with second place

Most Australian basketball fans would have been happy with a shot at a medal heading into the Rio Olympics. After two wins from two and just a ten-point loss to the reigning Olympic champions...

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Boomers rout France in Olympic opener

Patty Mills’ 21 points and inspired play from Andrew Bogut has helped Australia blow out France 87-66 and earn the Boomers their first opening game win at the Olympics for 20 years. The Aussie’s...