USA Beats Greece and Advances in the Next Round of the FIBA World Cup

Giannis Antetokounmpo of Greece. Photo by Imaginechina/Shutterstock (10369581f)

Team USA has beaten Giannis’s Greece to advance in the quarter-finals at the 2019 FIBA World Cup. 

In the first period, Team USA had a 2-point lead and finished it with 19-17, keeping the lead until the very end, leaving the Greeks without a chance to cut the double-digit lead during the entire game. 

Current NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo was held at 15 points with 13 rebounds, followed by Fenerbahce’s Sloukas who scored 13 points, with the two being the only players in the Greek team who scored more than 10 points. On the winning side, Kemba Walker scored 15pts, while Donovan Mitchell had 10 pts and 3 assists. 

With this victory, the USA remains undefeated while the Greeks are in a difficult position after their shocking loss to Brazil a few days ago. This puts them in a position to play a must-win game against the Czech Republic, who have beaten Brazil by a surprising 22 points difference. The next match for Team USA is Brazil who are also in a problematic position like the Greeks because a loss will send the Cariocas back home.