LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Brazil vs. Russia 2012 will be a key match today, not just for Kirilenko, but also for Group B teams. Prior to today’s Brazil vs. Russia 2012 Men’s Basketball Olympic match (en vivo 16:45), Kirilenko has lead Russia’s scoring. His team is currently in first place in Group B with four points. But a loss today, and a win by Spain, could cause trouble for Russia.
Prior to today’s match, Brazil defeated the Australians by five points in their Group B opener. Barbosa made news delivering sixteen points in that game for Team Brazil. Huertas, in turn, impressed news with ten assists. Against Great Britain, Brazil proved it has the legs to come from behind. Splitter delivered the team twenty-one points and the win, while Huertas dominated the floor again with eight assists.
But the man to watch today in this showdown is Russia’s Andrei Kirilenko. He shocked news with thirty-five points against GB. He was aided by Shved who dominate with six points and thirteen assists. Then against China, Kirilenko was the lead scorer again, delivering sixteen points. Rebounds came from Khryapa while Russia’s assists were lead by Khryapa and Skved.
After today’s match, Kirilenko next will have Russia vs. Spain on Saturday followed by the Group B closer, Australia vs. Russia, next Monday.