Greece avoids the Czech trap


After the Italian earthquake, we did not go far from the Czech earthquake in Berlin. Because Tomas Satoransky and his comrades have long held off the Greece of Giannis Antetokounmpo.

After an extremely sluggish start, the Czech Republic thus quickly recovers in the encounter with a Tomas Satoransky who does not have the explosiveness to attack the circle, but who distributes the game wonderfully.

Defensively, Ronen Ginzburg’s players return to basics against the « Greek Freak », by opposing a wall to prevent him from approaching the circle, in particular by using the area quite a bit. What cut the legs of the Greeks, clumsy from afar and therefore late (41-45) at halftime.

Giannis Antetokounmpo forced to shoot from halfway or 3-pointers, Greece couldn’t make up for their delay and the gap remained unchanged (63-67) at the end of the third quarter.

Greece tighten the screws in defense and seem to be on their way to making the difference, but the chronic external clumsiness, like these three missed 3-point shots on the same attack, keeps their opponent in ambush. Finally, with the help of Kostas Sloukas, Giannis Antetokounmpo finds some openings, and the gap finally swells. But the Czechs do not abdicate, and they remain with two possessions (83-78) approaching the last two minutes.

It’s time for the 3-pointers of the double MVP to finally return, after six first misses. What put the Czech Republic definitively on the carpet? Not yet, the infernal duo Satoransky – Vesely not having said their last word yet. It will still be insufficient and it is therefore the Greek favorite who climbs to the quarter-finals.

Yet considerably slowed down, Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 27 points (8/17 shooting including 2/8 from afar), 10 rebounds and 5 assists. He has an appointment in the quarter against Germany on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.

Greece Shots Bounces
Players Minimum 2pts 3 points LF Off Def Early pd party Int bp CT Points
Tyler Dorsey 18:46 0/0 1/5 3/3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
Michail Lountzis
Giannoulis Larentzakis 11:47 1/2 2/5 0/0 0 0 0 2 3 2 0 0 8
Dimitrios Agravanis 10:48 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
Nick Calathes 28:34 2/3 3/5 1/1 2 3 5 6 4 3 3 0 14
Kostas Sloukas 23:08 1/3 1/2 5/5 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 10
Georgios Papagiannis 18:37 4/7 0/0 0/0 3 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 8
Kostas Papanikolaou 27:52 1/1 1/5 3/4 4 3 7 1 3 0 2 0 8
Ioannis Papapetrou 21:57 2/2 2/8 3/4 1 2 3 0 1 1 0 1 13
Giannis Antetokounmpo 33:44 6/9 2/8 9/12 0 10 10 5 1 0 1 1 27
Kostas Antetokounmpo
Thanasis Antetokounmpo 04:47 0/0 0/1 0/0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 0
Czech Republic Shots Bounces
Players Minimum 2pts 3 points LF Off Def Early pd party Int bp CT Points
Patrick Auda 15:43 5/7 0/0 2/3 0 2 2 2 5 0 1 0 12
Vojtech Hruban 27:50 3/6 3/6 2/3 0 2 2 3 1 0 1 0 17
Tomas Satoransky 32:25 0/3 1/2 0/0 0 8 8 17 3 2 4 0 3
Ondrej Balvin 19:47 6/10 0/0 0/0 3 4 7 1 2 0 2 0 12
Martin Peterka 03:12 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jaromir Bohacik 28:57 1/2 3/7 0/0 1 2 3 2 3 0 1 0 11
Ondrej Sehnal 07:35 0/0 1/4 0/0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 3
Jan Vesely 32:31 10/13 0/0 1/1 1 2 3 1 5 0 0 0 21
David Jelinek
Vit Krejci 05:08 0/0 1/1 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Martin Kriz 08:26 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
Tomas Kyzlink 18:26 1/3 1/1 1/2 0 3 3 4 2 0 1 0 6

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