EuroBasket 2022: Previewing the Spherical of 16 earlier than tipoff Saturday in Berlin

September 10, 2022

FIBA EuroBasket 2022 | Sept. 8

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The EuroBasket 2022 subject has been trimmed from 24 groups to 16 because the Group Stage concluded on Thursday and the Knockout Stage is about to start this weekend in Berlin, Germany.

The Group Stage featured the 24-team subject cut up into 4 teams of six groups every. Every group performed each different group in its group, with the highest 4 groups in every group advancing to the Knockout Stage.

Remaining Groups

The next groups completed within the prime 4 of their respective teams and superior to the Knockout Stage. All NBA gamers collaborating are highlighted beneath.

Group A (Tbilisi)

  • Spain (4-1): Juancho Hernangomez (Toronto); Willy Hernangomez (New Orleans)
  • Turkey (3-2): Cedi Osman (Cleveland); Alperen Sengun (Houston); Furkan Korkmaz (Philadelphia)
  • Montenegro (3-2): no NBA gamers
  • Belgium (3-2): no NBA gamers

Group B (Cologne)

  • Slovenia (4-1): Luka Doncic (Dallas); Goran Dragic (Chicago); Vlatko Cancar (Denver)
  • Germany (4-1): Dennis Schroder (free agent); Daniel Theis (Indiana); Franz Wagner (Orlando)
  • France (3-2): Evan Fournier (New York); Rudy Gobert (Minnesota); Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (free agent); Theo Maledon (Oklahoma Metropolis); Frank Ntilikina (Dallas)
  • Lithuania (2-3): Domantas Sabonis (Sacramento); Jonas Valanciunas (New Orleans)

Group C (Milan)

  • Greece (5-0): Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee); Thanasis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee); Tyler Dorsey (Dallas)
  • Ukraine (3-2): Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (free agent)
  • Croatia (3-2): Bojan Bogdanovic (Utah); Dario Saric (Phoenix); Ivica Zubac (LA Clippers)
  • Italy (3-2): no NBA gamers

Group D (Prague)

  • Serbia (5-0): Nikola Jokic (Denver); Nikola Jovic (Miami); Aleksej Pokusevski (Oklahoma Metropolis)
  • Finland (3-2): Lauri Markkanen (Utah)
  • Poland (3-2): no NBA gamers
  • Czech Republic (2-3): no NBA gamers

Knockout Stage Bracket

From right here on out, it’s a single-elimination event. Saturday and Sunday will characteristic 4 video games apiece to chop the sphere in half and arrange the quarterfinals, which will probably be performed on Sept. 13 and 14. The winners of these 4 video games will meet within the semifinals on Sept. 16 and the event will conclude on Sept. 18 with the third place recreation and the championship recreation.

Knockout Stage Schedule

All remaining video games will probably be performed on the EuroBasket Area in Berlin.

Saturday Sept. 10 Spherical of 16: Turkey vs France 6:00 a.m.
Saturday Sept. 10 Spherical of 16: Slovenia vs Belgium 8:45 a.m.
Saturday Sept. 10 Spherical of 16: Germany vs Montenegro 12:00 p.m.
Saturday Sept. 10 Spherical of 16: Spain vs Lithuania 2:45 p.m.
Sunday Sept. 11 Spherical of 16: Ukraine vs Poland 6:00 a.m.
Sunday Sept. 11 Spherical of 16: Finland vs Croatia 8:45 a.m.
Sunday Sept. 11 Spherical of 16: Serbia vs Italy 12:00 p.m.
Sunday Sept. 11 Spherical of 16: Greece vs Czech Republic 2:45 p.m.
Tuesday Sept. 13 Quarterfinals: Sport 1 1:05 p.m.
Tuesday Sept. 13 Quarterfinals: Sport 2 4:20 p.m.
Wednesday Sept. 14 Quarterfinals: Sport 3 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday Sept. 14 Quarterfinals: Sport 4 4:20 p.m.
Friday Sept. 16 Semifinals: Sport 1 1:05 p.m.
Friday Sept. 16 Semifinals: Sport 2 4:20 p.m.
Sunday Sept. 18 Third Place Sport 1:05 p.m.
Sunday Sept. 18 Championship Sport 4:20 p.m.

Group Stage Highlights

Solely two groups emerged from the Group Stage unbeaten – Serbia and Greece each at 5-0 – as they’re led by the 2 gamers which have received the previous 4 Kia NBA MVPs: Denver’s Nikola Jokic for Serbia and Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo for Greece.

Giannis led all gamers in scoring in the course of the Group Stage with a mean of 29.5 factors per recreation on 58.2 taking pictures over 4 video games regardless of struggling a gentle proper ankle sprain within the third quarter of Greece’s win over Estonia on Thursday capped off their sweep of Group C. Giannis can have two days off to relaxation earlier than Greece opens the Knockout Stage on Sunday in opposition to the Czech Republic.

Jokic ranked sixth in scoring (19.6 ppg) and fourth in rebounding (9.4 rpg) and first in subject objective share (68.4%) within the Group Section as he posted double-doubles in three of Serbia’s 5 wins in Group D. The reigning two-time MVP leads Serbia into the Knockout Stage with a gap matchup with Italy on Sunday.

The defending EuroBasket champion Slovenia completed atop Group B as they matched Germany with a 4-1 document however received their head-to-head matchup behind a 36-point efficiency from Luka Doncic. However that wasn’t Luka’s greatest recreation of the Group Stage. In Slovenia’s 88-82 win over France on Wednesday, Luka exploded for 47 factors whereas additionally main Slovenia with seven rebounds and 5 assists.

Luka not solely topped Giannis’ 41-point effort from the day earlier than as the highest scoring recreation of the event, his 47 factors are the second most factors scored within the historical past of the European championships. Luka and the defending champs open the Knockout Stage on Saturday in opposition to Belgium.

All 4 groups that emerged from Group B characteristic at the very least two NBA gamers, together with France, which boasts essentially the most NBA expertise with 5 gamers, led by Rudy Gobert and Evan Fournier, together with Frank Ntilikina, Theo Maledon and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot. France performs within the opening recreation of the Knockout Stage in opposition to a Turkish squad that has three NBA gamers of its personal (Cedi Osman, Alperen Sengun and Furkan Korkmaz).

Spain received Group A with a 4-1 document behind the play of the Hernangomez brothers. Willy led the Spanish effort with 15.4 factors per recreation (18th general) and seven.4 rebounds per recreation (11th general). Juancho added 9.4 ppg, 5.8 rpg and 1.6 apg. Spain opens the Knockout Stage on Saturday in opposition to a Lithuanian, which additionally encompasses a pair of NBA large males in Domantas Sabonis and Jonas Valanciunas. Lithuania completed the Group Stage at simply 2-3, matching the Czech Republic as the one sub-.500 groups to advance to the Knockouts.

Lauri Markkanen, who was traded from Cleveland to Utah within the Donovan Mitchell commerce in the course of the Group Section, posted a pair of 30-plus level video games to assist Finland advance to the Knockout Stage out of Group D. His subsequent motion comes on Sunday as Finland opens Knockout play in opposition to a Croatian squad that options Markkanen’s new Jazz teammate Bojan Bogdanovic in addition to Dario Saric and Ivica Zubac.

As for the host nation, the German squad has been led by Dennis Schroder, who ranks within the prime 10 in each scoring (18.3 ppg) and assists (6.8 apg) within the Group Stage. Franz Wagner is tied for 14th in scoring at 16.2 factors per recreation, together with a 32-point efficiency in opposition to Lithuania. Germany hosts Montenegro on Saturday of their opening recreation of the Knockout Stage.

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