Germany vs Belgium by Isaiah
Although the Germans are missing Nowitzki and several other players to this tournament, they managed to win yesterday over France with the score of 80-74, making a big surprise. Germany was more concentrated to the game from the beginning and managed to have a double digit difference very early with 24-14. The French team tried to counterattack but lot of three pointers from Germany gave the solutions to celebrate a big win.
Germany shot with 90% in the first nine minutes of the game and they ended at 60%, surely some very good stats, while France's coach Vincent Collet stated that this was too much at this level to cope with, something that he didn't expected at all. Robin Benzing was the hero of the game for Germany as he scored 19 points.
Belgium lost yesterday against Ukraine with the score of 58-57, in a game where we can say that they suicided, as they lost the game in the last three seconds, where Ukraine scored and won a foul. The Belgians had the lead from the first ten minutes and onwards, they reached a difference even at double digit levels , but the Ukrainians did not gave up the game. In the last seconds, the selection of Belgians not to foul, cost them the game.
Belgium shot just 4/12 in the fourth quarter and failed to convert another three-pointer, surely they showed that they have some problems in scoring. Head coach of Belgian team stated that he don't think there's anything more he can ask from his players as they gave everything to win the game and generally made a good game.
I think that Belgium team recognizes well the difficulties of the game against Germany who has the morale boost after the win over France. I think that Belgium overexertion of yesterday game and the morale boost of Germany team will make the game an easy task for Germany.