The Erden Watch
His Turkish team was up just one point going into the 4th period and were battling a very feisty Puerto Rican squad that featured NBA players Renaldo Balkman and JJ Barea. Erden scored 7 of his 10 points in the final quarter. He was active on the boards and set some very strong screens. He also got to the line often, hitting 6 of 7 free throws. His defense around the basket has been quite good as well.
Erden's team won the game 79-77 to move their record to 4-0 in group play, remaining the only undefeated team in Group C. They close out group play on Thursday against China. The game will be at 2:00 PM ET and will be televised on NBA-TV.