After playing just 10 minutes in Brazil’s easy win over Cuba, San Antonio Spurs’ Tiago Splitter logged in 21 minutes against Uruguay at the start of FIBA Americas quarter final round.
The Brazilian’s started the game strong, and took a 25-16 over Uruguay after the first period and never looked back.
Uruguay were able to win the second quarter 18-17 to cut the deficit to 34-42 at the half.
However, the third quarter belonged to Brazil.
The Brazilian national squad, outscored Uruguay 28-12 in the decisive quarter to put the game away.
By the time the third quarter ended, Brazil is already up 70-46.
Uruguay never threatened the lead in the final quarter as Brazil won the game 93-66.
Vitor Benite paced the Brazilians with 21 points while Splitter had a near double-double with nine points, eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and two block shots for Team Brazil.
Sebastian Bernal led Uruguay with 12 points and four rebounds.
Splitter and Brazil will go up against Panama tomorrow at 20:30 (GMT -3) in Mar del Plata.