Giannis Antetokounbos nails / PHOTO: FIBA BASKETBALL WORLD CUP
In yet another mediocre night for the National Basketball Team , Greece beat New Zealand 103-97 with a pass to the 2019 Mumbai Basketball.
However, the image of the Nationals was modest with poor offensive choices mainly based on the individual talent of our players, while the defense was concentrated with almost 100 points from New Zealand.
Greece could not get too many things in this fight with a single guard and all three forwards, while Thanassis Skourtopoulos left Yiannis Bouroussi – George Papagiannis on the bench, testing Yiannis Antetzounpos and 5 ». In general, Greece had a lot of problems in the set of games, while giving … rights both with its defense and its commitment to that strand. After all, he didn’t have the regular plan to stop New Zealand’s best player (Corey Webster).
Game-career Ioannis Papapetrou made 16 points and 4/6 three-pointers, while Yiannis Antetokounbos made his best game in China with 24 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals . Nick Kalathis (14th, 4th, 5th), Thanassis Antetokounmpo (10th), Costas Sloukas (7th, 5th, 7th) also helped. It looked like … James Harden to Corey Webster against the Greek defense with 21 points in the first half (33 points in the final).
And now the USA in 2019
Greece wins and gets World Cup ticket “16” along with Brazil from the group. New Zealand and Montenegro will continue their rankings from 17 to 32. Next, Greece will face off against the US on Saturday and then against the Czech Republic on Monday.
Since Greece was also the winner in the third and final match of the first phase, the landscape is now clear as to where it will start in the ’16.
source – iefimerida.gr