Playing against Luis Scola and the Argentina national team, Semih Erden held his own. In fact, he kind of balled out, leading his team in both scoring and rebounding. (FIBA.com)
Argentina claimed a very important scalp ahead of the FIBA World Championship on Monday night.
Sergio Hernandez’s team, holding the number one spot in the FIBA World Rankings, beat Turkey in overtime, 93-89.
For Turkey, Semih Erden scored 15 points and had eight rebounds while Kerem Tunceri and Hedo Turkoglu each had 14.
I like it. I still don’t think Erden has the slightest chance of sniffing even a few minutes of playing time, but I always like to see young Celtics play well. And dropping 15 and 8 on Scola in a close game is mighty impressive.