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Basketball:The popular pair of Serbia and Greece are also without flaws

Nikola Jokic (M) of Serbia beat two Finns. Photo: Petr David Josek/AP/dpa (Photo: dpa)

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Cologne (AP) – NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo delivered a spectacular performance in the European basketball tournament and led his Greek team to win for the fourth time in four games.

The 27-year-old forward from the Milwaukee Bucks scored 41 points and scored 9 goals in 99:79 (39:46) against Ukraine in Milan and played only 27 minutes. The Greeks are considered one of the most popular for the title. The meeting with Germany can come as soon as possible in the quarter-finals.

In Germany’s Group B, Lithuania saved a chance to reach the finals. 87:64 (48:33) against Hungarian outsiders was the first victory in Cologne for the co-favorites. NBA center Jonas Valanciunas scored 21 points and was the best Lithuanian player, just like the defeat against Germany. A win against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Wednesday (2:30 p.m.) could also see them through to the round of 16.

Before this, the French Olympic athletes won the next time. The team around the NBA center Rudy Gobert clearly beat Bosnia on Tuesday after a strong final quarter with 81: 68 (44: 34) and thus obtained the third consecutive success. The best shooters were Guerschon Yabusele (15 points), Evan Fournier and Thomas Heurtel (14 each). Gobert (eleven points, twelve rebounds) also made an important contribution to success.

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