By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
Greece remained perfect in the World Cup Qualifiers and improved their Group L record to 7 – 0 by beating Serbia 70 – 63 at Heraklion, Crete.
The Greek national team is now tied with Germany at the top spot of the Group and have a chance to punch a World Cup ticket in Friday’s (16/9) game vs. Georgia, the “Orlovi” fell to 4-3. They remain in the third place and will look to improve their record on Friday (16/9) against Estonia.
Apart from some excellent team defense, Greece relied on its stars to produce on offense. Nick Calathes (15 points, five rebounds, five assists) had an all-around contribution, Giorgos Printezis (15 points, five rebounds) delivered some key baskets down the stretch as did Giannis Bourousis who came close to a triple-double (nine points, 10 rebounds, eight assists for a game-high 19 PIR). Kostas Sloukas also added 11 points, five rebounds, and four assists.
Bogdan Bogdanovic dropped a game-high 19 points but struggled with his shooting, especially from beyond the arc (3/12). Stefan Jovic had 11 points, while Nemanja Bjelica added nine points, 12 rebounds and five assists for Serbia.