Turkoglu vs. Dragic: Suns Teammates Look to Outshine Each Other at FIBA Worlds

September 7th, 2010 by Patrick Clarke Leave a reply »
So, after a week of brutal blowouts, we have finally reached the knockout stages of the FIBA World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.

The Round of 16 has come and gone, but with 55 and 29-point victories by the United States and Slovenia respectively, who really cares.

Now we are down to the quarterfinals, and still many of the usual international basketball suspects remain alive, powerhouses like Spain, Argentina, and the United States are joined by Lithuania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, and host nation Turkey.

The United States will be back in action on Thursday against underdog Russia. The other game on Thursday will feature the number one ranked team in the world, Argentina, which will face Lithuania as both teams look to march on to the semi-final round.

However, Wednesday's schedule showcases Ricky Rubio and Spain against Serbia, and arguably one of the most exciting matchups of the tournament when Slovenia takes on Turkey.

On the surface, the Slovenia-Turkey game looks rather passable to most basketball fans. But for Phoenix Suns fans everywhere, it's an exciting and unique matchup not often seen.< ...

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