The European Basketball Championship is not favorable for the best player in the NBA, because after the Serbian Nikola Djokic, the Greek Giannis Antetokonmo was eliminated. Germany was very strong in the quarter-finals and now faces the world champions Spain.
Greek star Giannis Antetokounmo played his part with 31 points and 8 assists, but after a strong third quarter the Germans faced a 96-82 deficit.
After two unsportsmanlike errors, the Milwaukee Bucks star was disqualified in the last quarter. Thus Germany managed to achieve the longest finish with 107-96.
In the semi-finals, Germany will face world champions Spain, who eliminated Finland. Halfway through, the Spaniards were still behind, but the NBA stars outdid the world champion: 100-90.
The poster for the other semi-final match will be announced tomorrow. Then Slovenia, which eliminated the Belgian Lions, will play Poland. France vs Italy.
Highlights of Germany and Greece:
Highlights of Spain and Finland:
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