Positive impression from Greece in Patra
Greece put on good performances against Romania and Great Britain in their first pre-Eurobasket tournament in Patra.
In Patra, Greece played their first of three pre-Eurobasket tournaments as they prepare for the European championships that tip off later this month. On Monday, Greece blew out a weak Romania side 106-48 and showed very positive impressions for the matches ahead.
One day later, Greece had little trouble against Great Britain, coming away with a 92-64 win. In both games Greece played with a fast pace and a quick transition game, leaving their opponents with little hope of a good result. Despite the good play on both the offensive and defensive ends, one thing that will have coach Missas worried is Great Britain’s 18 offensive rebounds in Tuesday’s encounter.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was injured for both games and will play in the next tournament which will take place in Belgrade against Montenegro and Serbia (August 11-12). Along with Antetokounmpo, Giannoulis Larentzakis was the only player not to make an appearance with the national team while Dinos Mitoglou made his debut with the Galanolefki against Great Britain.