Watch Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo score 41 points in Greece’s 99-79 win over Ukraine in EuroBasket. Internationally, professionally – it was a great effort.
So this performance was significant for the Greek Freak considering he is only the second player to score at least 40 points in a EuroBasket game in the 21st century.
Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki scored 43 points against Spain in 2001. In addition, Antetokounmpo is the third Greek player to score over 40 points in a EuroBasket game.
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In addition, the 2021 NBA champion scored 13 consecutive points in the third quarter alone, leading Greece to a 32-11 victory over Ukraine. The team is fighting to represent Group C.
Regarding previous 40-point performances, Giorgis Kolokitas in 1967.
Also, Nikos Galis has scored more than 40 points in five contests. His most memorable performance came in the 1989 EuroBasket semi-finals. He scored 45 points against the Soviet Union.
Watch Giannis Antetokounmpo set international career high-high 41 points at EuroBasket
After the win, Antetokounmpo told reporters, “We were a little bit sloppy when we started the game. We didn’t have much energy. Not to make excuses but they had a game last night and gave it their all.
But we came back at halftime and came together as a team and went out there in the third quarter, played well and defended well, and got a lot of offensive looks.
“In the second half, I think we did a good job of focusing, playing our game, which is trying to get as many stops as we can. When we move the ball offensively, good things are going to happen.”
Check out the Greek Freak highlights below.
Asked about his impressive third-quarter performance, Antetokounmpo said, “I’m just focusing on what I can control. I try to create art; Every game is a new experience for me, but I’d say this is one of the years I’m most excited to get out on the field and play with my teammates.
The previous performance was seen by the Bucks staff. Of course, Chris Middleton will be in Milan with team owner Mark Larry, GM Jon Horst, AGM Milt Newton and SVP Alex Larry.
“I saw them once, but I slowed down and focused on the game,” Giannis Antetokounmpo said. “They have seen me many times and know what I can do. Whether things are going well or not, I try to focus on the team to develop good habits.
On Thursday, Greece will play Estonia in the final group game. According to a poll conducted by the International Basketball Federation, Greece has the third best chance of winning the gold medal; It follows France and Slovenia.
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