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Genius Sports and FIBA unveil new LiveStats Webcast

Genius Sports and FIBA unveil new LiveStats Webcast

With the 2016-17 basketball season underway, Genius Sports, in partnership with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), is proud to announce the launch of its new and improved 2017 LiveStats Webcast product.

New features include an updated Live Video tab that creates a full second screen viewing experience, new statistics including comparisons between team leaders throughout the duration of a game as well as several new languages, all creating a responsive and easily navigable layout across all devices.

Ljubljana win 2016 FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final

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Team Ljubljana (SLO) won the 2016 FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final after defeating Hamamatsu (JPN) (21-12) in the title game in Abu Dhabi on 27-28 October.

Ljubljana had a perfect 5-0 record in the state-of-the-art International Tennis Complex at Zayed Sports City.

2016 Class of FIBA Hall of Fame inducted

 2016 Class of FIBA Hall of Fame
2016 Class of the FIBA Hall of Fame (from left to right): Juan Antonio San Epifanio (Spain); Pablo Tortella (grandson) and Silvia Canavesi (daughter) attending on behalf of Jorge Canavesi (Argentina); Panagiotis Fasoulas (Greece); Hakeem Olajuwon (Nigeria/USA); FIBA President Horacio Muratore (Argentina); David J. Stern (USA); Manuel Raga (Mexico); Michele Timms (Australia).

The 2016 Class of the FIBA Hall of Fame was inducted on Saturday night at the House of Basketball, FIBA’s headquarters on the outskirts of Geneva.

USA take third gold medal in a row in Olympic Tournament

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The USA won the Olympic Basketball Tournament for the third consecutive time by beating Serbia, 96-66, in Sunday’s Gold Medal Game at Carioca Arena 1.

USA beat Spain to claim sixth consecutive gold medal in Women’s Olympic Tournament

The United States of America (USA) topped the podium of the Women’s Olympic Basketball Tournament for a sixth consecutive time after beating Spain, 101-72, in Saturday’s Gold Medal Game at Carioca Arena 1.

USA Gold Medal Rio Olympics Women's Basketball

The Americans have won gold in the competition at every Olympics dating back to the Atlanta Games in 1996.

Geno Auriemma’s side led 21-17 to end the first quarter and outscored Spain 28-15 in the pivotal second period for a 49-32 advantage at half-time. With the momentum clearly on their side, the USA remained in the ascendancy in the second half and registered a resounding win.

12 Teams in the 2016 Men’s Olympic Basketball Tournament

2016 Men's Olympic Basketball Tournament

2016 Men’s Olympic Basketball Tournament from August 6-21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Group A: France, USA, Venezuela, Serbia, China, Australia
Group B: Argentina, Spain, Brazil, Lithuania, Croatia, Nigeria

The teams are divided into two groups of six countries, playing every team in their group once. Two points are awarded for a victory, one for a loss. The top four teams per group qualify for the quarter-finals.

Who do you think will win in the 2016 Rio Olympics Basketball?

Kevin Durant to sign with Golden State

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Kevin Durant is leaving Oklahoma Thunder to take his talents to the Bay Area and will join the Golden State Warriors and will team up with MVP Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.

USA claim fourth FIBA U17 World Championship title

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The United States beat Turkey 96-56 in Sunday’s Final to win the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship.

USA captain Gary Trent Jr. scored 17 points, Collin Sexton collected 16 points and 8 assists and Wendell Carter Jr. chipped in with 11 points and 8 rebounds. Turkey were paced by Ragip Berke Atar with 13 points while Eray Akyuz had a dozen for the U17 Worlds debutants, who were the first European team to reach the final since Poland in 2010.

Australia win 2016 FIBA U17 Women’s World Championship

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Australia won a historic first-ever title at the FIBA U17 Women’s World Championship in Zaragoza after storming to a 62-38 victory over Italy in Saturday’s Final.

2016 US Olympic Men’s Basketball Team

2016 US Olympic Men’s Basketball Team

USA Basketball just announced their Player Roster for the 2016 Rio Olympics which includes Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony.

2016 US Olympic Men’s Basketball Team Player Roster
-Carmelo Anthony
-Harrison Barnes
-Jimmy Butler