Giannis Antetokounmpo goes off for 41 against Ukraine in an easy win

2022-09-06 16:51

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 13 points straight in the third quarter to finish the game with 41 en route to an easy victory over Ukraine.

Credit: FIBA

After trailing at the half, Greece (4-0) decisively won the third quarter on their way to a comfortable victory over Ukraine (3-1) 99-79 (23-20, 16-26, 32-11, 28-22).

The Greek Freek finished the game with 41 points on 13-for-18 shooting. He shot 18 free throws in the game and collected 9 rebounds to lead the team with 43 PIR points.

Although Greece was the overwhelming favorite but Ukraine actually led by 7 after the first half (39-46). However, the Greeks went on a quick 8-0 run in the third quarter (61-53) to take a comfortable lead. Giannis' 41 points is the highest figure in EuroBasket since Dirk Nowitzki's 43 points in 2001.

Player of the Game
Giannis  Antetokounmpo
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Points 41
Accuracy 13-18
Rebounds 9
Assists 2

At one point, Giannis scored 13 straight points for Greece until the streak was broken by Tyler Dorsey. With Antetokounmpo dominating on both sides of the court, Greece won the third quarter by a whopping 21 points (32-11) to lead by 14 after 30 minutes (71-57).

Although the Ukrainians tried to mount a comeback in the fourth quarter, the effort was unsuccessful as the Greeks enjoyed their fourth victory in EuroBasket 2022.

Besides Giannis, only two players on the Greek roster scored more than 10 points. Nick Calathes made three three-pointers, grabbed 5 rebounds, and dished out 7 assists with Tyler Dorsey adding 13 points as well.

The win solidifies Greece's place atop Group C. With four wins in four games and a victory against Ukraine, Greece is now guaranteed to finish the first round of EuroBasket 2022 in first place in the group.

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk and Issuf Sanon both scored 16 points for Ukraine. 

Greece: Giannis Antetokounmpo 41 (13/16 2PT, 0/2 3PT, 15/18 FT, 9 REB), Nick Calathes 13 (2/3 2PT, 3/6 3PT, 5 REB, 7 AST), Tyler Dorsey 13 (4/6 2PT, 1/4 3PT).

Ukraine: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk 16 (5/12 2PT, 1/5 3PT), Issuf Sanon 16 (3/6 2PT, 3/4 3PT), Illya Sydorov 10 (2/4 3PT).

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