(Photo : Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images) BULACAN, PHILIPPINES – Jordan Clarkson (#6) (L) and June Mar Fajardo (#15) of the Philippines react after a foul name within the fourth quarter throughout the FIBA World Cup Group A recreation towards the Dominican Republic on the Philippine Arena on August 25, 2023, in Bulacan, Philippines.
Jordan Clarkson of the Philippines is undoubtedly a participant to observe on the 2023 FIBA World Cup. However, the Utah Jazz star must be wiser when he’s on the hardwood and acclimatized to the worldwide model of play.
Against the Dominican Republic, led by one other NBA participant, Karl-Anthony Towns, the 2021 NBA Sixth Man of the Year awardee was undoubtedly the focus of the Philippines.
Clarkson began sluggish and managed to warmth up on the proper time. The solely downside is that the 31-year-old guard was unable to complete the sport, fouling out with about three minutes left within the encounter.
Although Clarkson managed to maintain his fouls in examine, he had his share of pointless fouls within the recreation. One of them was an additional movement that was visibly pointless within the second half.
But the foul that compelled the 6-foot-5 guard out of the sport got here within the fourth with 3:32 remaining. Already taking part in on borrowed time, Clarkson was known as for an offensive foul that many felt was questionable and poorly timed, USA Today reported.
Clarkson, who completed with 28 factors, 7 rebounds, and seven assists, was understandably upset with the 87-81 loss.
However, regardless of the blown probability to win, he is aware of that they nonetheless have a lot of alternatives to make up for that sorry loss of their subsequent video games, FIBA.com reported.
“I’m a little upset. The game is physical. Some things didn’t go our way towards the end. Playing physical is part of the FIBA game, we understand that. We had a chance to win the game. The crowd was amazing. They supported us. I’m upset that we lost but we have more games here,” Clarkson acknowledged.
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