Another defeat, another victory


The warm up friendlies before the basketball World Championships in Japan are about to get to an end for Argentina.

Our trip to Singapore gave us a scare when we lost 83-64 against Serbia & Montenegro (one of our rivals in the group stage). The Europeans are competing with only one of their NBA players (Darko MILICIC) and I was surprised to see them winning so easily over HERNANDEZ’s men.

Blame it on the jet-lag. Blame it on being a little bit out of form in a process in which the enphasis is on the physical tune-up. The truth is that losing so badly against the Serbs, after being clearly defeated by Spain a few days earlier, was not a good sign.

But this Saturday, Argentina pulled their act together defeating Slovenia 94-72.

Luis SCOLA (21) and AndrĂ©s NOCIONI (17) were our top scorer and tomorrow we’ll have a chance to redeem ourselves in another match against Spain, a team who defeated Serbia with a score of 80-65.