Nando de Colo and Robertas Javtokas’ teams were pitted against each other today in a battle of two unbeaten Group D teams.
de Colo clearly had the better game of the two as he contributed to a balanced scoring attack for Les Blues. He finished the game with nine points, three rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes. Though he had some trouble finding his shot in his last game, he had no problems today, connecting on four of five shots from the field and was one for two on three-point attempts in 26 minutes.
While de Colo had a better showing compared to game three, he continues to look more like a shooting guard and less like a pure point guard. His shot is the best part of his game, but he still has plenty of room to improve, especially when it comes to consistency.
While De Colo had the better game, Javtokas’ Lithuania team won the game, handing France its first defeat and also clinching the lead in Group D.
While I originally expected Javtokas to play in a bigger role against France, he played limited minutes and wasn’t much of a factor.
In 11 minutes, Javtokas had two points and five rebounds. Lithuania will take on Lebanon tomorrow. France will play New Zealand.
Look for a report by Jason Rogers on Tiago Splitter’s performance against Slovenia coming soon.