EUROBASKET 2022: The tears of Kostas Antetokounmpo and Larentzakis after losing to Germany - Watch video

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The Greek National team collapsed in the third quarter, copping a total of 107 points from Germany and ultimately, was eliminated from EuroBasket 2022, staying out of the semifinals for the fourth consecutive competition, thus leading to Kostas Antetokounmpo to end up in tears.

Giannis Antetokounmpo was sent off with two unsportsmanlike fouls against Germany and his brother Kostas Antetokounmpo cried after the defeat, as did Giannoulis Larentzakis.

As soon as the game was over, the international centre, who fought 49" in the final of the match, left crying and was hugged by his brother, Thanasis.

Germany buried all Greek hopes with a 3-point shower in Berlin in EuroBasket 2022 quarterfinal matchup.

The hosts made 17 triples in 31 tries to take down Giannis Antetokounmpo-led Greece with a final result of 107-96 (31-27, 26-34, 26-10, 24-25).

Germany advanced to the EuroBasket 2022 semifinals, where they will meet Spain on Friday.

In 30 minutes of play, Antetokounmpo finished the game with 31 points (12/17 2PT, 1/5 3PT, 4/8 FT), 7 rebounds, 8 assists, 3 steals, 5 turnovers, and 31 EFF.

Giannis wasn't the only star who finished the game earlier. Dennis Schroder received a second technical foul with 3:48 left in the fourth quarter.

German star accumulated 26 points (5/9 2PT, 3/6 3PT, 7/7 FT), 8 assists, 3 rebounds, 4 turnovers, 1 steal, and 27 EFF.

Both national teams were trading buckets, with Germany holding game reigns in their hands. Franz Wagner scored a couple of baskets in a row, and Germany had plus 16 with 5:30 to go in the fourth (96-80). The remaining time of the match was a mere formality.

Although Germany drained 7 threes in the first six minutes of the game and created an early 11-point lead (22-11), Giannis Antetokoumpo responded with a monstrous performance, delivering 13 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists over eight minutes. Greece trailed 27-31 after the first period.

Greece found an X-factor in Giannoulis Larentzakis in the second tally. Olympiacos player provided 8 points, Giannis had 6, and Greeks took initiative to their hands despite Andreas Obst-Dennis Schroder duo, who combined for 29 at halftime.

Kostas Sloukas put a cherry on top of the successful Greeks' second quarter, draining a mid-court three at the buzzer.

The trio of Obst, Wagner, and Schroder inspired Germany to a huge 20-1 push at the start of the third quarter. Germans made five three-pointers in this stretch and created a solid 15-point lead (77-62).

Greece couldn't make a single field goal for almost 8 minutes. Giannis terminated the silence with a three-point bucket. He added a couple of straight duos, but the Greeks were still trailing by double-digits before the last tally (71-83).

Germany: Dennis Schroder 26 (8 REB), Andreas Obst 19 (5/7 3PT), Franz Wagner 19 (5/7 3PT), Daniel Theis 13 (16 REB), Johannes Thiemann 10.

Greece: Giannis Antetokounmpo 31 (7 REB, 8 AST, 5 TO), Giannoulis Larentzakis 18, Tyler Dorsey 13.

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