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  Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Lucas Tischer continues to make noise from Brazil
By Jonathan Givony

Written href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> Daniel href=/profile//> Bernz

Last href=/profile//> Friday, href=/profile//> Lucas href=/profile//> Tischer href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> Keltek href=/profile//> hosted href=/profile//> Telemar, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> leading href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Brazilian href=/profile//> league href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> moment.
It href=/profile//> presented href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> excellent href=/profile//> challenge href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Tischer, href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> facing href=/profile//> former href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Brazilian href=/profile//> national href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> Sandro href=/profile//> Varejao href=/profile//> (Anderson's href=/profile//> older href=/profile//> brother), href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> 6'11, href=/profile//> 255 href=/profile//> pound href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> man, href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> head-to-head href=/profile//> matchup. href=/profile//>

Lucas href=/profile//> started href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> hot href=/profile//> again, href=/profile//> dunking href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> spin href=/profile//> move href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Varej√£o, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> couldnít href=/profile//> keep href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> same href=/profile//> level href=/profile//> throughout href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game, href=/profile//> since href=/profile//> Telemar href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> deepest href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Brazil href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> rotated href=/profile//> many href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> guys href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> him. href=/profile//>

Lucas href=/profile//> didn't href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> game, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> efficient href=/profile//> one. href=/profile//>

He href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> many href=/profile//> different href=/profile//> ways, href=/profile//> using href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> foot-speed, href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> baby href=/profile//> hooks href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> finishing href=/profile//> alley-oops. href=/profile//>

Defensively, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> did href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> decent href=/profile//> job href=/profile//> guarding href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> man, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> lost href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> important href=/profile//> defensive href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Sandro. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> looking href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> bit href=/profile//> passive href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> paint href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> times, href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> clearly href=/profile//> avoiding href=/profile//> going href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> block href=/profile//> shots, href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> pick href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> fouls. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> looked href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> easily href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> blocked href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> five href=/profile//> shots href=/profile//> without href=/profile//> adding href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> any href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> fouls href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> already href=/profile//> had.
href=/profile//>
The href=/profile//> finish href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> sweet href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> him, href=/profile//> though, href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> end href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game, href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 50 href=/profile//> seconds href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> go href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> close, href=/profile//> Lucas href=/profile//> ran href=/profile//> across href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> baseline href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> finished href=/profile//> another href=/profile//> alley-oop href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> authority, href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> secure href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team. href=/profile//>

Friday's href=/profile//> final href=/profile//> stats: href=/profile//> 30 href=/profile//> minutes, href=/profile//> 18 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 9/9 href=/profile//> FG, href=/profile//> 0/3 href=/profile//> FT, href=/profile//> 11 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> blocks, href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> assists, href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> dunks.
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Note: href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> noted href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> difference href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Lucasí href=/profile//> behavior href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> past href=/profile//> game. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> acting href=/profile//> cockier href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> usual href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> looking href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> frustrated href=/profile//> every href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> missed href=/profile//> shots. href=/profile//> However, href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> impossible href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> see href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> improvements. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> cutting href=/profile//> down href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> turnovers, href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> footwork href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> better, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> using href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> arms href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lot href=/profile//> better href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> terms href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> rebounding href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> positioning href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> court href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> improved href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> well. href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> came href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> next href=/profile//> game.

Sunday's href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> stats: href=/profile//> 36 href=/profile//> minutes, href=/profile//> 19 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 7/17 href=/profile//> FG, href=/profile//> 5/10 href=/profile//> FT, href=/profile//> 24 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> (10 href=/profile//> offensive), href=/profile//> 1 href=/profile//> block, href=/profile//> 1 href=/profile//> steal, href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists, href=/profile//> 1 href=/profile//> dunk.

 
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