Foto oficial de la Selección antes del debut. Todo listo en Río! 🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/uyoqWBQnyQ— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) August 5, 2016
After a tough loss to undefeated Lithuania on Thursday evening, Argentina is now 2-1 in the preliminary round. Former Spurs draft pick Luis Scola has carried the load for El Alma Argentina and recent free agent signing Pato Garino has shown glimpses of NBA potential in a reserve role. Ginobili and company square off against Brazil this weekend in what should be a fierce battle between long-time rivals.
this guy is averaging 26 points a game in Rio 💪🏾 pic.twitter.com/FfGU8VlLPy— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) August 11, 2016
Pau Gasol and the Spaniards secured their first win in Rio on Thursday against Nigeria. Spain faltered in its two previous contests, when Gasol suffered a key block on a game-winning field goal attempt against Croatia, and missed a pair of crucial crunch-time free throws in an upset by Brazil. La Roja has looked out of sorts in group play and end-of-game adjustments appear necessary for Spain to reach the quarterfinals.
Well this isn't something you see everyday... pic.twitter.com/pHyJO1vqdo— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) August 6, 2016