They have claimed wins in the first two games having led in both by double digits. In the first one Australians used a very strong second half to blow past Brazil for a 21 point win. In the second one they had a 22 point lead in the fourth quarter which they blew in the final four minutes so the outcome was a mere 7 point win. Game three will be played on Thursday.
Russians meanwhile are having a training camp in Jurmala, Latvia where they played first of two games against Riga Stradins University men’s team and suffered a defeat in a close encounter. The second game will also be played on Thursday.
Australia – Brazil 85-64
Australia: Cambage 18, Bishop 17, O’Hea 12, Batkovic 12 (11 reb), Snell 10
Brazil: Castro-Marques 26, Dantas 13, Dos Santos 6
Australia – Brazil 80-73
Australia: Snell 15, Jackson 15, Batkovic 11, Bishop 10, Cambage 10
Brazil: Dantas 16, Da Costa 14, Castro-Marques 13, De Souza 12, Dos Santos 10
Russia – RSU 68-72
Russia: Danilochkina 11, Arteshina 10, Petrakova 10
RSU: Ikstens 13, Sapovalovs 12, Benefelds 10, Vilks 10, Jurjans 10