Through 3 games, Tiago Splitter is averaging 7.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1 assist, & 1 steal in 21.3 minutes per game.
Pau Gasol (26 points, 9 boards, 3 blocks) helps Spain stay undefeated with an 82-63 victory over Brazil. Splitter finished w/ 6 pts, 4 rebs.
3Q: Spain 66, Brazil 47. Tiago Splitter with 6 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist. Pau Gasol 24 points, 7 boards, 2 assists, 3 blocks.
Half: Spain 45, Brazil 32. Splitter with 4 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, & 2 fouls.
En la pintura no me meto ni que me pongan un talón en blanco. Menuda guerra... Nene, Pau, Marc, Ibaka, Splitter... ¡Locura!
Juan Carlos Calderón, Juan Carlos Orenga... ¿Juan Carlos Ibaka? ¿Juan Carlos Varejao? ¿Juan Carlos Splitter?
Splitter enters the game, matched up with Serge Ibaka.
1Q: Spain 30, Brazil 14. Tiago Splitter with 2 points, 1 foul in opening 6 minutes. ESP shooting 72%, BRA 38%.
Tiago Splitter is going to take ALL the jump hooks.
Tiago missed his first post-up over Marc Gasol, but then made the second.
Up next, a battle of undefeated teams in Group A, as Tiago Splitter & Brazil will face the Gasols & Spain
Diaw & France face Serbia Sunday, Splitter & Brazil take on Iran tomorrow. Aron Baynes & Australia will face Korea.
Brazil defeats France 65-63. Boris Diaw: 15 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists. Tiago Splitter: 6 points, 3 rebounds.
Splitter lleva a Pietrus al 4'60. 15.7 y 58-63
If Brazil holds on to defeat France it's because of their work on the interior. Nene, Splitter and Varejao with good work on offensive glass
I have to say, I had never noticed that N in Tiago Splitter's last name.
Splitter tried to take the charge as Diaw glided over him, but Bobo gets the free throws.
Boris posts Tiago and shoots a fadeaway over him, but the shot clanked off the rim. Brazil 56-49 with 3:45 left in 4th.
3Q: Brazil 46, France 41. Diaw 8 points, 4 assists, 3 boards. Splitter 6 points.
Tiago with the block on Gobert. Wasn't on the level of when he blocked Wade in the Finals, but still a solid play.
Neto with the behind-the-back pass to Splitter, who uses a little up-and-under to score over Gobert.
Half: Brazil 28, France 26. Splitter 2 points, 1 board, 1 assist. Diaw: 4 points, 3 assists, 1 board.
Tiago posts Gobert, uses the up-and-under to draw the foul. Tiago to shoot free throws 3 and 4.
1Q: France 18, Brazil 11. Diaw 2 points, 2 assists. Splitter 1 point, 1 rebound.
Rudy Gobert just followed an ugly jump hook with a didn't-leave-his feet-block of Splitter.
Diaw with 2 points, 2 assists in opening minutes of the game. Splitter with 1 point.
Splitter just posted Diaw, announcer mentions how this scenario likely happened in San Antonio during practice.
Tiago Splitter does what Splitter normally does, slashes and gets to the free throw line.
Diaw again, posts Nene, draws double team from Splitter, and feeds slashing teammate for layup. France 6-0
And France vs. Brazil is about to start. Tiago Splitter vs. Boris Diaw. Two Spurs battling in the frontcourt.
Spurs have three of the least foul prone bigs in the NBA (Duncan, Splitter, Bonner). Foul avoidance is an often underrated skill.