Greece defeated the national basketball team of Belgium 85-68 in front of a record crowd of 19,000 fans at the OAKA arena in Athens, reported Basketnews, while noting the dominance of Giannis Antetokounmpo on the court.
According to the media outlet, the two-time MVP and NBA champ scored 26 points on 11-for-17 shooting, grabbed seven rebounds, and stole two balls for a combined 22 PIR. Tyler Dorsey added 22 points on efficient 7-for-11 shooting for 24 PIR in the Second Round of the 2023 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers.
'Although Belgium tried to mount a comeback several times during the game, all efforts were ultimately denied.
'All 12 players on the Greek roster appeared on the court. Interestingly though, only 7 of them scored. Almost half of Greece's points (42) came in the paint.'