Greece routs Hungary in Giannis’ return

2019-08-09T21:40:06+00:00 2019-08-09T21:50:09+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

09/Aug/19 21:40

Giannis and Greece made a display of strength against Hungary.

By Eurohoops team/

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds in 21:28 in his return to the Greek national team, leading his squad to an 83 – 59 rout over Hungary in the “Aegean International Tournament”.

The “Greek Freak” shot 5/7 2-pointers, 0/1 3-pointers and 9/10 from the line after getting fouled eight times by his opponents. He received an ovation when Greece coach Thanasis Skourtopoulos substituted him in the final moments of the game.

“It’s not just about the points he scores. He’s everywhere. Rebounds, defense, blocks. He can do everything,” Skourtopoulos said on Giannis to the Greek national television after the game.

Zoltan Perl dropped 12 points for Hungary while Gyorgy Goloman had 10 points and five steals. Their team was overwhelmed 22 – 6 in the first quarter and trailed by a large margin for the remainder of the match.

Greece captain Ioannis Bourousis added 10 points and five rebounds for Greece.

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s brother, Kostas, made his debut, scoring two points and grabbing four rebounds in 11:14.