|Smeulders, Jansen lead
Last night the Dutch beat Austria in Eurobasket..
.. group B play behind great performances of Robin Smeulders and Rogier Jansen. Smeulders, a 208 cm power forward who plays for Oldenburg this coming season, played excellently next to Henk Norel (25 pts, 14 rbs) in the paint. He did so on both ends of the floor mixing great stops on one end with solid offensive decisions on the other. Smeulder's energy running the floor seemed to anchor the Dutch effort, while his output (12 pts, 8 rbs, 4 ast) certainly did. As the game was tied at 60 a piece point guard Rogier Jansen decided the win belonged to the Dutch and hit a big three in the closing seconds ending up with 13 points and 3 assists. Holland is now on top of group A with a 2-0 record and plays Estonia on Sunday.