Thrilling Comeback Win for Team Greece in EuroBasket 2025 Qualifiers

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Vassilis Toliopoulos scored 23 points, dished out eight assists, and made the go-ahead layup as Greece secured a 74-72 away win over the Netherlands in Day 2 of the EuroBasket 2025 Qualifiers.

After leading Greece to a comeback from a 13-point deficit by scoring 15 points in the third period, Toliopoulos drove to the basket for the layup that put his team ahead 72-71 with 29 seconds remaining. Vassilis Charalampopoulos then dunked in transition after a steal, securing Greece's second consecutive victory.

Roeland Schaftenaar (15 points) and Yannick Kraag (13 points) scored in double figures for the Dutch team, which had a 31-18 lead in the middle of the second period and went ahead 41-32 early in the second half. However, Toliopoulos turned the game around with an impressive performance. The match saw multiple lead changes in the fourth quarter, with Greece making decisive plays in the final minute.

Dimitris Moraitis contributed 14 points, and Charalampopoulos scored 10 for Greece. The team traveled to Hague without Dinos Mitoglou, Thomas Walkup, Kostas Papanikolaou, and Giannoulis Larentzakis; the quartet that led them to victory over Czechia. Additionally, guard Naz Mitrou-Log suffered a shoulder injury in practice, and center Kostas Antetokounmpo hurt his knee in the first half and had to exit the game.

Photo: FIBA

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