Germany advanced to the semifinals of the EuroBasket after securing a convincing victory over Greece in Berlin. Now, they will square off against Spain in the semifinals. Germany won the game with a score of 107-96 on the board.
However, Greece led 61-57 at the break but fell apart in the second half as Germany rallied with an outstanding third quarter and some outstanding three-point shooting. Unfortunately, they also lost Giannis Antetokounmpo as he got dismissed from the contest. Moreover, they committed two unsportsmanlike fouls, the second of which occurred with 4:56 remaining in the fourth quarter and Greece trailing by 14 points.
Meanwhile, on the other hand, Dennis Schröder grabbed a game-high 26 points and five assists for Germany before getting benched in the fourth quarter after his fifth foul. Franz Wagner scored 19 points, Andreas Obst added 19, and Daniel Theis claimed 13 points and 16 rebounds. On top of that, they were the crucial components of Germany’s “Wall Defense” that kept Giannis Antetokounmpo in check for the majority of the pivotal second half.
Greece’s Undefeated Run Came to an End
Greece excelled all along and was the only unbeaten team left in the competition until meeting Germany. Thanks to a strong fourth quarter, Greece defeated the Czech Republic to earn win number six. Meanwhile, during the knockout stage of Eurobasket 2022, Greece defeated the Czech Republic with a score of 94-88 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany.
It was the sixth straight victory for the Greek national team, which ended the EuroBasket group stage with five wins in five games and proceeded unbeaten into the Round of 16. Meanwhile, in the final round of the group stage of EuroBasket 2022 on Thursday, Greece defeated Estonia 90-69. Greece also defeated Ukraine in Group C earlier in the competition with a total score of 99-79. Giannis Antetokounmpo achieved a personal best in a foreign game with 41 points.
Moreover, Giannis Antetokounmpo was rested for Greece’s 93-77 victory over Great Britain, and the Greek squad defeated co-hosts Italy 85-81 in a thrilling game in Milan. But Germany achieved a remarkable feat crushing the inform Greece team. They were the favorites of the league but will wait for the next season to take a bite at the cherry.
The second round of the quarterfinal matches will be played tomorrow, featuring the defending champion Slovenia facing Poland and the Olympic silver medalists France playing Italy.