This is an interesting World Cup 2019 match between Senegal vs Lithuania, in China, at Dongguan Basketball Center, in Dongguan. To have more insights on this FIBA World Cup 2019 Senegal vs Lithuania match, please check out the preview here below.
Senegal has played 8 matches in the preparation period. They managed to win only 3 of them. Senegal does not have any star players on the offensive end. We can see this very clearly only by looking at the results of this team. The biggest amount of points they scored in the preparation period was 75 and they only score about 66 on average.
On the other hand, when they play against average teams, they are defending pretty well. Senegal has many long centres that provide many blocks and defend the paint very well. This team is really athletic and that could be dangerous for every team as they are able to turn defence to offence very well. Fastbreak points are Africans bread and butter as they are not so talented on making points on slow attacks.
The one thing that this team has — is the heart. They play with passion each and every time on the floor. They will never give up, no matter what the result is and this is very important in short tournaments like this one. One or two wins can switch things up and every team knows that, so Senegal will give whatever it takes to win at least one game in this tournament.
Senegal’s main roster for World Cup 2019:
PG: Xane Dalmeida;
SG: Makhtar Gueye;
SF: Djibril Thiam;
PF: Mouhammad Faye;
C: Hamady Ndiaye;
Lithuania has played 9 games in the preparation period. They managed to win 6 of them and as they are favourites in this World Cup, they look ready for the tournament. Lithuania is showing very good defence throughout the preparation period. Coach’s defensive tactics are starting to work and this is very good for this team. Lithuania allowed about 75 points on average in the preparation period.
On offence, Europeans have many talented guys. Every player in an asset for this team and you will never know which one can burst-out for a monster game. There are great shooters, great passers and even better players who can score in the paint with ease.
However, what we missed in Lithuanian’s games was this passion. Often, they look like they came to the building as they have already won and don’t put their heart into the game. We may think that it was only in the preparation period, but against a team like Senegal, it is possible that Lithuanians will think that this is going to be an easy matchup.
Lithuania’s main roster for World Cup 2019:
PG: Mantas Kalnietis;
SG: Marius Grigonis;
SF: Mindaugas Kuzminskas;
PF: Domantas Sabonis;
C: Jonas Valančiūnas;
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