Milan. The two favorites for the championship, Serbia and Greece, are flawless and made it through the European basketball qualifiers as group winners.
The Serbs around NBA star Nikola Jokic defeated Poland 96:69 (52:33) in Prague and secured their fifth victory in five games. Jokic (Denver Nuggets) produced 19 points and five rebounds, and his team is considered the gold favorite in the final round in Berlin (September 10-18). On Sunday, the 16th quarter-final, we face Italy.
The Greeks around Giannis Antetokounmpo also kept their perfect record. The 90:69 (51:36) win against outsiders Estonia was never in danger. Antetokounmpo hit nine of his 10 shots and scored 25 points in just 19 minutes. However, the star player of the Milwaukee Bucks also sprained his ankle. There was no more detailed information about the injuries. The Czech Republic now awaits in the round of 16, possible opponents in the quarter-finals are Germany.
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