Petrovic: I’ve know for six months how to stop Giannis; Garcia kicked his ass

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03/Sep/19 17:49

Brazil boss Aleksandar Petrovic had a plan for Giannis Antetokounmpo and Alex Garcia delivered

By Eurohoops team/

Brazil logged a narrow comeback win against Greece today and advanced to the FIBA World Cup Second Round. Coach Aleksandar Petrovic was very proud of his guys including the 39-year-old Alex Garcia who played terrific defense on Giannis Antetokounmpo:

“Why this sport is wonderful? On the other side, you have a guy who won the MVP, he’s 23 years old and who stops him tonight?! The guy who is 40 years old and kicks his ass on the court! That’s basketball!”, said the brother of the late, great Drazen Petrovic while slapping his hand on the table euphorically.

Coach Petrovic also mentioned that he wasn’t worried at all about Giannis, he was afraid of EuroLeague stars Kostas Sloukas and Georgios Printezis might do: “We showed that we have several players who can stop Antetokounmpo. But yesterday I was more occupied with Sloukas and Printezis, and that’s what happened today. When I was preparing this game, a lot of people talked and joked about how to stop Antetokounmpo. I had for six months in my head, since the semifinals between Toronto and Milwaukee, how to stop Antetokounmpo. The problem tonight for us was Sloukas and Printezis.”