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A Look at Tiago Splitter’s Performance in the 2014 FIBA World Cup

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Tiago Splitter played international basketball over the summer for his home-nation Brazil in the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Today, we take a look at the Brazilian’s performance in the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Tiago Splitter came into the 2014 FIBA World Cup fresh off an NBA Championship and a solid season for the San Antonio Spurs, posting averages of 8.2 points and 6.2 rebounds on 52.3% shooting and 21.5 minutes of action per game.

Splitter was a key contributor for the San Antonio Spurs during their championship run and translated his solid NBA performance to the international game in the 2014 FIBA World Cup for Brazil.

Splitter finished the 2014 FIBA World Cup with averages of 7.6 points and 6.4 rebounds, shooting an even 50% from the field in 20 minutes of action per game. The Brazilian big man also averaged a nice 2.3 assists per game in the international tournament.

Tiago Splitter’s best performance cam against the eventual Silver-medalists, Serbia. In that game Splitter scored 10 points, grabbed 7 rebounds, and dished out 6 assists. This has to be promising for San Antonio Spurs fans since Serbia played so well in the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

The 6-foot-11 center also shot 62.5% from the field on 5-of-8 shooting.

Splitter also had a nice game against Argentina, scoring 10 points and pulling down 8 boards. Tiago Splitter also shot an impressive 80% from the field on 4-of-5 shooting in that game.

Overall, Tiago Splitter played well in the minutes he received. Although his average in points was down from the 2012 Olympics, 10.8 to 7.6, Splitter increased his rebounding average, 5.3 to 6.4.

Splitter also had a better rebounding average in the 2014 FIBA World Cup than he did in previous international competitions. His scoring average was down from 11.9 to 7.6 for all international events, however.

Tiago Splitter had to split time with Washington Wizards big man, Nene, and Cleveland Cavaliers big man, Anderson Varejao, during the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Tiago Splitter’s per 36 numbers for this competition were 13.7 points and 11.5 rebounds.

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His points per 36 minutes were similar to his per 36 points numbers in the 2013-2014 NBA season while his rebounding per 36 was up in international competition, 11.5 internationally compared to 10.3 in the NBA regular season.

Tiago Splitter played well for Brazil in the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Considering how big of a contributor Splitter was for the San Antonio Spurs coupled with his numbers from the 2014 FIBA World Cup, it seems the Brazilian big man is in for another solid season for the Spurs.

Tiago Splitter’s entire player page for the 2014 FIBA World Cup can be seen here.

What do you think of Tiago Splitter’s performance in the 2014 FIBA World Cup? Let us know in the comments!

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