Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 8/4/12
The Brazilian national team got off to a blistering start in today's match against China. China was left fighting from behind for the whole game in a 98-59 smashing at the hands of San Antonio Spurs forward Tiago Splitter and Brazil. At the end of the first quarter, the Brazilians had a 25-9 lead. They tried to bounce back in the second quarter, but their early woes were too much to overcome as Brazil headed to the locker room up 42-21. Splitter contributed eight first quarter points, including one raucous throwdown. During the second quarter, Brazil went on a 11-2 run with China going through long droughts before they would get back on the board. Splitter scored four points in the third before he'd come out of the game for good. The rest of Brazil's supporting cast took over where Splitter left off, with Anderson Varejao, Marcelinho Huertas and Leandro Barbosa taking the scoring load and outscoring China by 11 points. Marquinhos Vieira came off the bench to score eight points in the
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