Former Blackbird Kyle Johnson’s Olympic Log

Former Blackbird (’07-’11) Kyle Johnson makes Olympic debut for Great Britain. Photo Credit:

Game 5 – Monday, August 5

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Great Britain in their final game of the 2012 London Olympic Games, defeated China 90-58. Team GB were lead by Kieron Achara who scored 16 points. China was lead by Zhizhi Wang with 11 points.

Kyle Johnson finishes his 2012 Olympics experience by having his best game of the competition. He scored 9 points on 3/9 shooting, 3/7 from three. He also registered 2 offensive rebounds. He received 12:28 of playing time which is the most playing time he got in of any game in the Olympics. In five games, Johnson scored a total of 12 points on 4/17 FG shooting and 1/2 FT shooting in the Olympics. He also got 3 total rebounds and 2 assists.

Game 4 – Saturday, August 4

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Great Britain continues through the 2012 Olympic competition winless after a 106-75 lose to Australia. Australia was lead by San Antonio Spurs player Patrick Mills with 39 points while Great Britain was lead by Joel Freeland with 16 points.

Kyle Johnson scored his first basket of the competition and finished with 2 points on 1/2 shooting. He received 3:53 of playing time and registered no other stats.

Game 3 – Thursday, August 2

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Great Britain took on Brazil in the third game of Group B play. Team GB were defeated 79-78 in their closest margin of defeat of the Olympic Games. Trailing 61-48 entering the fourth quarter, Great Britain outscored Brazil 30-19 but Spain made their free throws in the final minute to prevent Team GB from capturing their first win of the competition. Team GB was lead again by Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng with 26 points. Portland Trailblazer forward Joel Freeland chipped in 25 for Great Britain. Spain was lead by Toronto Raptors guard Jose Calderon with 19 points. Pau Gasol of the LA Lakers also scored 17 for Spain.

Former LIU guard Kyle Johnson scored his point of the Olympics on a free throw. Johnson shot 0/1 from the field and 1/2 from the free throw line in 4:56 of playing time. The majority of his playing time came at the start of the third quarter.

Game 2 – Tuesday, July 31

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Kyle Johnson and his Great Britain teammates went up against Brazil today in London. Brazil defeated Great Britain, 67-62, to fall to 0-2 in the Men’s Basketball Olympic competition. Brazil was lead by San Antonio Spurs player Tiago Splitter with 21 points.

Johnson only got 1:12 of playing time in today’s game which came in the second quarter. He didn’t take a shot and recorded one personal foul. Great Britain was lead by Pops Mensah-Bonsu and Nate Reinking, each with 13 points. Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls also contributed with 12 points.

Game 1 – Sunday, July 29

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Former LIU Brooklyn standout, Kyle Johnson made his Olympic debut this afternoon for Great Britain in the their 2012 Summer Olympic Games opener to Russia. Russia beat Great Britain 95-75. Russia was lead by former Utah Jazz player Andrei Kirilenko who finished with 35 points for a game-high.

Johnson got 6:57 of playing time, all in the second half. He finished the game scoreless on 0/3 shooting and one of his shot attempts was blocked as time expired in the third quarter. He entered the game for the first time with under a minute to play in the third and then played the final 6:20 of the game. He also had 2 assists and one rebound in the game. Great Britain was led by Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls with 26 points.

Johnson didn’t get a lot of touches as Team GB went heavily to Deng and Pops Mensah-Bonsu to keep them competitive in the game. The Russian lead was never below 10 in the second half.

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