Back in action only one day after a tough loss to Slovenia, Tiago Splitter and Brazil easily defeated Croatia 92-74. Splitter, playing only sixteen minutes in the game, managed only six points on one-of-four from the field and four-of-four from the free throw line. In addition to the six points Tiago chipped in four rebounds and four assists in the runaway victory for Team Brazil.
Splitter’s time was limited after picking up his second foul early in the second quarter of the game. He came out firing in the third, grabbing a couple of offensive rebounds and knocking down a bucket from inside the paint before picking up yet another foul and going to the bench where he sat for the rest of the game. Brazil’s coaching staff used the blowout as an opportunity to rest many of their starters. This was their third game in four days.
Unfortunately, turnovers and foul trouble seem to be a running theme in Splitter’s World Championship outings. Hopefully this is a trend that can be bucked upon his arrival in training camp next month.
Brazil has some time to rest and recoup. They are not back in action again until next Tuesday where they will match up against Argentina where Luis Scola is having a fantastic performance in the World Championship. Check in then for another Splitter update.