Greece rolls into round 16 of EuroBasket 2022 unbeaten


The Greek national basketball team has ruthlessly defeated Estonia 90-69 this morning in Milan, entering round 16 of EuroBasket 2022 undefeated.

The ‘Greek Freak’, Giannis Antetokounmpo, delivered yet another masterclass, not just as an unstoppable scorer but as a facilitator and defensive disruptor.

Setting the tone early with an 8-0 start, he managed to reach a game tally of 25 points before the interval as the Greeks raced to a 51-26 lead at half-time.

However, the Greek victory was not without scare.

Antetokounmpo was clearly limping after the game, but took part in the postgame on-court celebration and exchanged handshakes with Estonia’s players and coaches.

Greece’s coach, Dimitrios Itoudis, said Antetokounmpo got ice and received treatment but did not sound worried. “It’s all good,” Itoudis said.

Other notable mentions were Kostas Sloukas who scored 11 points for Greece.

Young fans of the Greek national team showing their support for Giannis Antetokounmpo who has recently been elevated from the “Greek Freak” to the “Greek God” during today’s game against Estonia. Photo: FIBA

Speaking after the game, Giannis’ older brother, Thanasis Antetokounmpo said the win felt great.

“Estonia are young running guys, they were great,” the Greek forward said.

“We’re a super-young team and we need these games against the world’s top players and for us, it’s about gaining experience. And I think we gained a lot.”

WATCH the game highlights from Greece’s EuroBasket 2022 victory over Estonia this morning here:

Whilst Estonia head home, this morning’s victory means Greece has topped Group C with a 5-0 record.

Now heading to Berlin, the Greek national team will next face the Czech Republic, the fourth-placed team from Group C, for a place in the quarterfinals.

“We respect the team of the Czech Republic. They have some quality players who have played at NBA level or Euroleague level,” Itoudis said.

“This is a knockout game. We’re going to approach this game as a final.”





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