Sun. Sep 24th, 2023

Germany’s Dennis Schroder. -MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.web

MANILA, Philippines—Germany gutted out an 81-79 victory over Latvia within the 2023 Fiba World Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday regardless of its star Dennis Schroder enjoying his “worst sport” in his profession.

Schroder entered the quarterfinal averaging 19.8 factors per sport however going through Latvia’s protection, the NBA veteran was held to only 9 factors on an abysmal 4-of-26 taking pictures from the sphere.

“That is in all probability the worst sport I ever performed in my profession,” stated Schroder, who performed for the Los Angeles Lakers final NBA season and signed a two-year take care of the Toronto Raptors a month in the past, at Mall of Asia Enviornment.

In good instances, and dangerous. 🥹

Dennis Schroder was showered with love regardless of his ice-cold efficiency. That is what teammates are about. ❤️

📊 4/26 FG | 0/8 3PM | 4 TO | -10 EFF#FIBAWC x #WinForAll

— FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 🏆 (@FIBAWC) September 6, 2023

Fortuitously for Schroder and Germany, different gamers picked up the slack to chase away the Latvians’ comeback run from 10 factors down within the sport’s closing three minutes.

“However I imply, we’re nonetheless within the semifinals. Shoutout to all these guys within the locker room who helped me win this sport,” stated Schroder, who fired blanks from the three-point line going 0-of-8.

“That’s the explanation why we’re collectively. We’re a particular workforce.”

Germany towards Latvia within the Fiba World Cup quarterfinal. -MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.web

Franz Wagner topscored for Germany with 16 factors and eight rebounds whereas his brother Mo had 12 factors and 4 rebounds. Andreas Obst and Johannes Thiemann have been the opposite Germans who hit double-digits with 13 and 10, respectively.

Schroder hopes to bounce again when Germany takes on Workforce USA within the semifinal on Friday.

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