Greece secures second win in EuroBasket 2025 qualifiers

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After Vassilis Toliopoulos performed miracles by scoring 26 points in a basketball match, the Greek team secured its second consecutive win in the EuroBasket 2025 qualifiers.

During the second period of the game, the Greek team found itself in a difficult spot, as it was losing by 13 points (31-18) to the Netherlands team, however, the team made a remarkable turn around, which led to them winning with a score of 74-72.

Greece VS Netherlands
The basketball game between Greece vs Netherlands took place on Tuesday, February 27. Photo: Euro Hoops.

The victory of the Greek team was made possible with help from Vassilis Toliopoulos, who scored 26 points, while in his five previous games with the Men’s team, he had a total of 18 points. The international guard of the Aris basketball team even scored a very crucial basket at 29.5 seconds before the end of the game.

Vassilis Spanoulis’s team did not start the match well, having made 11 mistakes in the first 15 minute. However, later they improved significantly, they only made 3 mistakes by the end of the match.

During the game, one of the players, Kosta Antetokounmpo, stepped out after the first half due to a knee injury, and another player, Naz-Mitrou was not playing the match at all due to a shoulder problem.

In the game, 18-29 points were from opponent mistakes, 11-10 points were from surprise, 8-6 were second chance points, 38-28 points were from painted and 29-23 points from substitutes.

The Quarters: 12-16, 39-32, 58-62, 72-74.

NETHERLANDS (Sivek): Dykstra, Franke 9 (4 rebounds, 5 fouls), Kloof 5 (4 rebounds, 5 assists), Kraag 10 (5 rebounds), Enzekwesi 7 (1), Saftenar 13 (4 rebounds), Van Bree 8 (2/8 3-pointers), Van Oyk 3 (1), Van der Voorst de Vries 9 (1/4 3-pointers, 6 rebounds, 6 assists), Ververs 8 (2), Williams.

GREECE (Spanoulis): Charalambopoulos 10 (2), Kouseloglou 4 (5 rebounds), Lountzis 5 (1), Mantzoukas, Papagiannis 6 (4 rebounds, 4 errors), Antetokounmpo (2 rebounds, 2 errors, 3 blocks), Kalaitzakis 9 (1), Moraitis 14 (1/5 3-pointers, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals), Rogavopoulos, Toliopoulos 26 (5/9 2-pointers, 4/9 3-pointers, 4/4 shots, 3 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals , 3 errors), Zougris.

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