On Thursday, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo tweaked his ankle during Greece’s 90-69 win over Estonia in EuroBasket. The Greek Frick finished with 25 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
The Athletic’s Eric Nehem also watched the game live. “The broadcast showed a game where Giannis Antetokounmpo was injured,” Nehm explained.
“The right ankle looks like it’s going to be a bit of a tweak. It looks like he shut down the game to avoid further injury.
— Basket News (@BasketNews_com) September 8, 2022
The six-time NBA All-Star suffered a minor ankle sprain, according to Dionysis Aravantinos of HoopsHype. His condition is monitored by medical professionals.
After the win, Basketball News filmed Giannis Antetokounmpo milling around fans outside the arena. He looked good enough to sign autographs.
Greece national team coach Dimitris Etoudis was later asked about Antetokounmpo’s ankle injury and why he left the game. Etudis said, “What do you mean?” He wasn’t playing anymore, so he was going through his normal recovery routine.”
“Giannis wasn’t coming back to the game, so he kept it cool like he usually does behind closed doors, but now he was out in the open. Everything is good.”
Giannis Antetokounmpo tweaks ankle at EuroBasket. Estonia
Antetokounmpo scored a team-high 41 points in Greece’s 99-79 win over Ukraine on Tuesday. At the time, he became only the second player in the 21st century to score at least 40 points in a EuroBasket game.
Then Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic put up 47 points against France on Wednesday. Slovenia won 88-82 and advanced to the playoffs.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 43 points against Spain in 2001. Not to mention, Giannis Antetokounmpo is the third Greek player to score more than 40 points in a EuroBasket game.
For another interesting stat, the two-time Finals MVP is averaging 1.11 points per minute in EuroBasket. So far his performances are legendary.
In the year On March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in the Philadelphia Warriors’ 169-147 win over the New York Knicks. In that game, Chamberlain averaged 1.04 points per minute.
Greece will play the Czech Republic in the round of 16 on Sunday. Greece finished 5-0 in the group stage.
More news about Giannis Antetokounmpo is available on the main page.