Ex-Atlanta Hawks wing has a very different game in EuroBasket semi-final

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The Atlanta Hawks have been well represented in EuroBasket, with the French national team making it all the way to the final. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot has had an interesting tournament, saving his best games for the playoffs.

He was important in the round of 16 before helping the French get out of the quarter-finals. This pretty much sums up the frustrations of Luwawu-Cabarrot for Hawks fans. One night he is a world-beater and then the next night he would blow multiple layups which would cost the Hawks games last season.

Interestingly Luwawu-Cabarrot had one game in the group phase of EuroBasket where he had a positive impact on the box score. Even in the two games that he played in the playoffs where he scored strongly and efficiently, he had a negative impact on the box score. It is just fortunate that the French were strong enough to overcome this.

Ex-Atlanta Hawks wing Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot has a solid team game.

Fortunately for the French, they took on Poland in the semi-final. They would have expected to be taking on the Slovenian national team but in the upset of the tournament the Polish advanced out of the quarters, not the Slovaks who had the talents of Luka Doncic and Goran Dragic.

As a result, Poland had already played their big final and the French took full advantage of that winning by 41 points. This puts Luwawu-Cabarrot’s game into perspective given that it was only the second game where he had a positive impact on the box score.

Luwawu-Cabarrot had four points on 1-of-4 shooting, including 1-of-3 from deep. He made the only free throw that he took. He also had three steals and one assist which is not a poor showing given how one-sided the game was.

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However, even in the one-sided game, Luwawu-Cabarrot had two turnovers and he fouled out with five fouls. He only played 17 minutes which is a poor showing for someone hoping to make his way back into the NBA. It does show great effort but being unable to stay on the court does not bode well.