Scariolo: “We rested Gasol, although he does not seem like a 37 years old”

2017-09-04T22:45:46+00:00 2017-09-13T21:32:27+00:00.

Aris Barkas

04/Sep/17 22:45

Eurohoops.net

Pau Gasol was not used against Romania, still, Spain got a win by 40 points and coach Sergio Scariolo explained his decision.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Scariolo is using a tactic of coach Popovich, who by the way is present in the Eurobasket. As the Italian coach of the Spanish team explained: “We have fulfilled our goals which were to win, to play well. It was another step forward. There was no urgent need to rest Pau only the desire to find two days of recovery for a player who, although he does not seem like, he is 37 years old”.

For the performance of Juancho Hernangomez who had a double double with 20 points and 11 rebounds, he added: “Juancho has a lot of talent, a lot of energy, and he is very enthusiastic about these games that sound like a routine”.  After all, the crucial game for Spain comes in few hours against Croatia.  “We are prepared to play against the best version of Croatia, which beat us last year in the first match of the Olympic Games,” concluded Scariolo.

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