Daniel Theis may have put up better numbers against the Dominican Republic on Tuesday than he did against France on Sunday, but he still left something to be desired in Germany’s 70-68 loss.
Theis finished with the same number of fouls (four) as he did against France, but he was able to spread those mistakes out throughout, playing 27 minutes. He grabbed eight rebounds, as well. Furthermore, Theis was sound on the defensive end. He hedged well on the pick-and-roll and didn’t get beat off the drive when he committed to the switch either.
The major problems came on offense.
Theis finished with 12 points on 6 of 16 shooting. He missed all four threes he took, and some of them were ugly.
Even then, it was his touch around the rim that stood out most. Almost all of Theis’ two-point attempts came at the rack. He seemed tentative more often than not, which led to some of those easy misses. The Celtics big man can throw down hard, and there were instances in this game where it looked he could have done just that, but went the finesse route and couldn’t finish.
Germany’s last game in the 2019 FIBA World Cup is on Thursday at 4:30 a.m. against Jordan.
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Source: GreenStreet Blog