Jorge Garbajosa added 12 points, but more importantly played tight defense on Dirk Nowitzki and held the Germany star to just 14 points on 5-9 shooting.
"They really tried to keep the ball away from me and no one had any room to operate," Nowitzki admitted. "We couldn't get into a rhythm in the second half and couldn't create any open shots for anyone."
The key to the game was Calderon's dribble penetration as he broke down the German offense and dished out six assists in addition to his 20 points. The Spain marksmen hit 11 of their 18 three-pointers for an amazing 61 per cent.
Great news about Jorge's defense indeed!
Also, why is it that Calderon can shoot a high percentage in international play but not in the NBA? Against Germany he shot 89% for the game! And yet in the NBA his lack of shooting is a liability because the other team doesn't have ot guard him. I've seen him miss a ton of open looks for Toronto but nail them with a hand in his face for Spain. What's the deal Jose?
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But i think that Arroyos had problems bcause of the system the Pistons played. The Raptors are goin to run this yr and that should help Jose. i also don't think TJ is more then a 30 minuites a night guy