Turkey no match for confident Greece
The senior Greek national team tallied a second consecutive victory at the Acropolis Tournament, defeating Turkey 84-70 at the OAKA Indoor Hall in Athens.
After beating Italy yesterday, the Greeks put on another show for the home faithful in the capital on Saturday evening, easing to a 14-point win over Turkey. The Acropolis Tournament is being held in preparation for the upcoming 2019 FIBA World Cup.
Greece will next play Serbia on Sunday at 20:30 local time.
Giorgos Printezis of Olympiacos was the leading Greek scorer with 18 points to his name. NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo, who has been in excellent form in the friendly matches so far, tallied a superb double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Furkan Korkmaz registered a large 25 points for Turkey,
Initially, Greece opened up a confident lead after winning the first period 24-17, but Turkey came back with a 20-18 win in the second frame to close the gap.
A closely-contested third period was just edged by Greece 21-20.
Nevertheless, the hosts pulled away once and for all in the fourth, claiming it by eight points to seal the routine victory at the OAKA.
HIGHLIGHTS: GREECE - TURKEY