Greece beat Italy, hosts of Eurobasket 2022 in Milan

Greece beat Eurobasket 2022 group hosts Italy 85-81 in Milan on Saturday, increasing the likelihood that they will also win their group.

“It is true that the Greeks played a more consistent game than in their first game against Croatia and dominated the Italians with their fiery defense and ingenious attack. They however let slip a 15-point lead (75-60 ) when Italy found themselves within striking distance, but braved the hosts’ comeback to prevail in the end.

“Another bright spot for Greece in this match was the return to action of center Giorgos Papagiannis, who looked ready for the tough second round games of the tournament.

‘Tyler Dorsey (23 points) was once again a key element for the Greek side, providing a decent alternative to Giannis Antetokounmpo for attack, when the Bucks superstar was troubled by two or three opponents. Despite everything, Giannis recorded a double double in the evening, with 25 points and 11 rebounds. reported the Kathimerini newspaper on the match.

Antetokounmpo dropped 25 points in the 85-81 win:

“We have an extraordinarily motivated and high-level player. Not just top level, the best in the world. He can do a lot of things.” National team boss Dimitris Itoudis commented on Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, “The fact that he is a great teammate makes him unique. He leads by example in many areas.

Greece’s next game is on Monday against Great Britain.

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