Perfect Boomers cruise through to quarters

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The Boomers person made it a cleanable 3 from 3 to commencement their Tokyo Olympics run aft defeating Germany 89-76.

Heading into tonight's clash with a spot successful the quarter-finals already locked in, today's triumph volition present spot the Boomers decorativeness atop Group B, with the radical stages present implicit for the Australians.

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Australia were dilatory starters contiguous aft trailing by 4 points astatine the extremity of the archetypal 4th earlier kicking into cogwheel during the 2nd quarter.

Matthew Dellavedova #8 of Team Australia drives to the handbasket against Joshiko Saibou #1 of Team Germany during the archetypal fractional of a Men's Basketball Preliminary Round Group B crippled connected time 8 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games astatine Saitama Super Arena connected July 31, 2021 successful Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) (Getty)

The Australians responded by outscoring the Germans by 8 points successful the 2nd 4th to pb astatine half-time, and from determination they ne'er trailed arsenic they cruised to a comfy win.

There were concerns for the Boomers heading into the lucifer aft it was revealed NBA large antheral Aron Baynes would miss the remainder of the Games owed to a cervix injury.

Baynes was replaced successful the starting lineup by Nick Kay, who had a coagulated outing with 16 points connected 70 per cent tract extremity shooting.

Veteran constituent defender Patty Mills erstwhile again was the prima connected the violative extremity for the Australians, finishing with 24 points portion large antheral Jock Landeale added 18.

Patty Mills #5 of Team Australia drives to the handbasket against Germany during the archetypal fractional of a Men's Basketball Preliminary Round Group B crippled connected time 8 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games astatine Saitama Super Arena connected July 31, 2021 successful Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) (Getty)

The nonaccomplishment for Germany means they indispensable trust connected different results going their mode successful bid to scope the quarter-finals.

Once it's revealed which teams volition suffice for the quarter-finals, a gully volition find the match-ups.

The Boomers are retired for redemption after going down to Spain successful the bronze medal lucifer astatine Rio 2016.

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