A switch to a smaller line-up proved crucial as Greece overcame Belgium to reach the quarter finals, writes Emmet Ryan Belgium and Greece enterted the cavernous Stade Pierre Mauroy for the second of Saturday’s last 16 games. The new format adds a touch of extra drama to proceedings, with the losers this weekend effectively out […]
What’s this? An actual basketball piece. It’s been a week but Emmet Ryan needed time. We’re going to break down the runers and riders in Group C now…and then do Group D tomorrow morning with a hangover Venue: Arena Zagreb Capacity: 16,500 Is Oguz Savas playing here?: No Your contenders Croatia are your hosts and […]
Game 1 of the Greek Finals got under way tonight, eventually. Emmet Ryan writes about how Olympiacos drew first blood in Piraeus against Panathinaikos. There was a delay to tip-off in Piraeus tonight. We’re used to issues around the Derby of Eternal Enemies, the name should really be a hint, but this seemed like a […]
The summer of the Greek Freak continued today. Another game, another highlight reel moment. This time it was Kostas Sloukas setting up Giannis Antetokounmpo for the alley-oop dunk as Greece beat Slovenia 79-71 in the Huawai Cup, a 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball warm-up tournament.
Το κάρφωμα του Γιάννη Αντετοκούνμπο με τη… by 22ios The Greek Freak continues to bring his exciting style of play to the FIBA World Cup warm-up games. The Milwaukee Bucks man made this jams during today’s international between his native Greece and Lithuania. We’ll have more on this game later on BiE.
We’re going group by group with what you need to know to enjoy the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball. Today we’re looking at Group B. The teams Argentina Qualified: Third place at the 2013 FIBA Americas championship. No Manu Ginobili in this team and while still a threat to make the knockout stages, there […]
It’s the knockout stages of the 2014 Basketball World Cup of Beer. If you are super late to the party, each of the 24 nations in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball is represented by a beer, we round them down using a format like the big one in Spain to decide the best. We […]
Charles de Gaulle, Francois Mitterand, Gerard Depardieu, you call all feel this right? This was nascent anger from the Greek Freak tonight. Giannis Antetokounmpo, of the Milwaukee Bucks, did this for the Greek national team against France tonight in a FIBA World Cup warm-up game.
The Greek Freak didn’t beat the buzzer on this play but Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks showed a touch of brilliance with this nice move in his national team debut for Greece in a World Cup warm-up game against Serbia. h/t Eurohoops.
We continue the first round of the 2014 Basketball World Cup of Beer with Group B today. After France cantered to top spot in Group A yesterday, here’s hoping for a higher standard of competition. On second thoughts, don’t get your hopes up too high. Today we’re going through Group B and, ummm, well at […]
Croatia won the bronze medal match at the 2014 FIBA Europe Under 18 men’s championship with a 75-71 win over Greece. Much like their semi-final with Serbia, the Greeks didn’t lack grit but Croatia had too much quality in the end. Marko Arapovic had 24 points and 16 rebounds and Dragan Bender had 14 points […]