On September 8, Beijing time, Canada and Serbia semifinals, this game Canada did not give any intensity on the defensive end, resulting in Serbia leading Canada in the whole game. Of course, there was some slackening in the third quarter, but Serbia got nervous and still beat Canada 95-86 to advance to the final.
And today Canada is almost relying on Barrett to bite the score. Because he didn't have a lot of fouls in this game, and he had good turnovers. Especially when he is on the pitch, the team can still bite the point difference. Once he went down, Canada was pulled apart. Barrett scored 23 points on 8-of-14 shooting, one of the few players on the team to play well.
Then there was Walker, who played well in the second half. Especially his shooting percentage, as long as given the opportunity, can score. Walker scored 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting in the game and was also showing enough consistency.
Unfortunately, Dillon was too upset today. Just after hitting two three-pointers in the second half, the referee blew Dillon's fourth foul. In fact, when the fourth foul was committed, Dillon did not reach out, it was completely torso confrontation, which was blown as a foul is inexplicable. After Dillon went down, Canada suffered at both ends of the offensive and defensive ends. Dillon scored 16 points on 5-of-12 shooting today, which is already a good performance. However, the reason for the referee made him very depressed.
Even the two major players are still frantically playing iron. One was Alexander, who was completely confined by Serbia. In fact, he suffered two fouls at the beginning, and even if Alexander did not suffer from fouls afterwards, Serbia restricted Alexander's receiving and blocked Alexander's scoring through the clip, and finally Alexander was 4 of 8. If he can't open this point, Canada lacks a stable scoring point. And Olynyk has not proved himself in this World Cup, and he loves to hold the ball, and he is 1 of 6 in the game.
But Canada's biggest trouble was hacked by the referee. In the opening game, Canada was fouled in succession, and after the start of the second quarter, it was basically eye defense. Even so, Dillon, Olynyk, Alexander and other players have suffered fouls, which directly affect the game situation.