With the 2023 World Cup qualifiers currently on hold until the next play window opens in November, FIBA action is now shifting to domestic competitions. The EuroBasket 2022 tournament to determine the European basketball champion runs from September 1-18. The 2022 AmeriCup for FIBA Teams in the Americas runs from September 2-11.
September 6 results
Greece 99, Ukraine 79
A dominant performance from Giannis Antetokounmpo keeps Greece (4-0) unbeaten in Group C after a Tuesday victory against Ukraine (3-1). Antetokounmpo, who missed out on yesterday’s win over Great Britain, needed just 27 minutes to register 41 points (13 for 18 FG; 13 for 16 FT), nine rebounds, two assists and a steal . Antetokounmpo’s strong performance was aided by play from Dallas Mavericks two-way guard Tyler Dorsey (13 points) and former NBA guard Nick Calathes (13 points, five rebounds, seven assists). Greece take on Estonia at 11 a.m. ET on September 8.
The game is played. Not spoken. pic.twitter.com/rV7EjOIUP4
—Giannis Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) September 6, 2022
Giannis passed away today at #EuroBasket.
On the fire. 🔥pic.twitter.com/XRF620yKBK
—NBA (@NBA) September 6, 2022
Turkey 78, Belgium 63
Turkey (3-1) beat Belgium (2-2) behind Houston Rockets center Alperen Sengun’s dominant performance in Group A. Sengun finished with 24 points, eight rebounds, six assists and one block and also shot 52% (10 for 19). Cleveland Cavaliers forward Cedi Osman (eight points, four rebounds and two assists) and Philadelphia 76ers swingman Furkan Korkmaz (16 points and five rebounds) also played well. Turkey take on Spain at 7:30 a.m. ET on September 7.
France 81, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 68
France (3-1) remains at the top of Group B after a victory against Bosnia-Herzegovina (2-2). Led by Evan Fournier of the New York Knicks (14 points) and Rudy Gobert of the Minnesota Timberwolves (11 points, 12 rebounds, two blocks), France beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 29-18 in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic had 14 points and 10 rebounds and former NBA swingman Dzanan Musa scored 14 points in a losing effort. France take on Slovenia at 11:15 a.m. ET on September 7.
Spain 82, Montenegro 65
Spain (3-1) beat Montenegro (2-2) on Tuesday to keep pace with Turkey for the No.1 spot in Group A. The Hernangomez brothers dominated for Spain with Pelicans’ Willy Hernangomez of New Orleans (14 points, 13 rebounds) and Juancho Hernangomez of the Toronto Raptors (six points, five rebounds) providing muscle on the inside as Spain took a 53-31 lead at halftime. time and mostly coasted from there. Spain take on Turkey at 7:30 a.m. ET on September 7.
Lithuania 87, Hungary 64
Lithuania (1-3) claim their first win in Group B by keeping Hungary (0-4) winless. Domantas Sabonis (19 points, eight rebounds, four assists) and New Orleans Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas (21 points, eight rebounds) beat Hungary as Lithuania had 18 second-chance points in their blowout victory . Lithuania are looking to build on their momentum when they take on Bosnia & Herzegovina at 8:30 a.m. ET on September 7.
Finland 98, Czech Republic 88
Finland (2-2) pulled out in the second half in a close game against the Czech Republic (1-3) to keep pace in Group D. Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen was strong for Finland, finishing with 34 points, 10 rebounds and several key plays in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Finland will face the Netherlands at 8 a.m. ET on September 8.
Serbia 89, Israel 78
Serbia (4-0) remained undefeated in Group D by beating Israel (2-2). MVP Nikola Jokic had 29 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists to keep his team unbeaten and claim victory. For Israel, Wizards goaltender Deni Avdija had 14 points. Serbia will face Poland at 2:50 p.m. ET on September 8.
Nikola Jokic spent a night at #EuroBasket. 🃏👀
29 PTS, 11 CER, 5 ASTpic.twitter.com/yqgLLMI2AS
—NBA (@NBA) September 6, 2022
Bulgaria 92, Georgia 80
Bulgaria (1-3) earned their first victory in Group A by beating Georgia (1-3). In a losing effort, Pacers center Goga Bitadze filled the stat sheet with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Bulgaria will face Belgium at 10.05am on September 7.
Italy 81, Croatia 76
Italy (2-2) have beaten Croatia (2-2) to keep the pace so far in Group C. Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic broke in for 27 points in the loss, while the Clippers center Ivica Zubac added 13 points and Suns center Dario Saric added 10 for Croatia. Italy will face Great Britain at 2.50pm on September 8.
Slovenia 88, Germany 80
Slovenia (3-1) beat previously undefeated Germany (3-1) in a tight Group B game. Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic had a big game with 36 points from 56 percent shooting with 10 rebounds and 4 assists to help lift the Slovenian team. Chicago Bulls’ Goran Dragic also contributed to the win with 18 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists. Slovenia take on France at 11:15 a.m. ET on September 7
It’s nothing but a bit of Luka Magic 🪄
—NBA (@NBA) September 6, 2022
United States 101, Venezuela 49
USA (2-1) beat Venezuela (2-1) thanks to a strong performance from current G-League player Craig Sword. Sword scored 19 points to lift the United States top of Group C. The United States will face Puerto Rico on September 8.
Puerto Rico 76, Virgin Islands 73
Puerto Rico (2-1) beat the Virgin Islands (0-3) in a very close match. Former NBA guard Tremont Waters scored 17 points in the win. Puerto Rico will face the United States on September 8
Argentina 90, Dominican Republic 78
Argentina (3-0) beat Dominican Republic (1-2) to remain undefeated in Group B. Utah Jazz forward Leando Bolmaro scored 9 points, while NBA free agent Facundo Campazzo has scored 17. Argentina will face Venezuela on September 8.
September 5 results
Poland 85, Israel 76
Poland (2-1) held off Israel (2-1) with a dominating game inside the paint to hand Israel their first loss in Group D. Washington Wizards forward Deni Avdija finished with three points, eight rebounds and three assists while AJ Slaughter led Poland to victory with 24 points and five assists. Israel takes on Serbia at 3 p.m. ET on September 6.
Croatia 73, Estonia 70
Croatia (2-1) prevailed in a tight Group C game as Estonia (0-3), without a win, tried to claim victory in the 4th quarter. Phoenix Suns big man Dario Saric propelled Croatia to victory with 15 points, 12 rebounds and three assists while LA Clippers center Ivica Zubac, Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic and freelance forward Mario Hezonja each added 17 points. Estonia had a chance to equalize at the buzzer, but Kristian Kullamae’s 3-pointer missed it. Croatia will face Italy at 9 a.m. ET on September 6.
Greece 93, Great Britain 77
Greece remained unbeaten in Group C (3-0) after a convincing victory against Great Britain (0-3) today. Neither Giannis Antetokounmpo nor his brother Kostas played on Monday as Thanasis Antetokounmpo had five points and four rebounds in 14 minutes. Dallas Mavericks two-way player Tyler Dorsey finished with five points, three assists and a steal for Greece while former NBA player Georgios Papagiannis had 17 points and six rebounds. Greece will next face Ukraine at 11 a.m. ET on September 6
Serbia 100, Finland 70
Serbia (3-0) continue to lead Group D with an unbeaten record after a resounding win over Finland (1-2). Two-time reigning Kia MVP Nikola Jokic powered Serbia with 13 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists. Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen finished with 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists in the Finland loss. Serbia will face Israel at 3 p.m. ET on September 6.
Ukraine 84, Italy 73
Ukraine (3-0) still top the Group C standings after beating Italy (1-2). Free agent Sviatoslav Mikhailiuk had a remarkable performance with 25 points, four rebounds and three assists. Veteran NBA center Alex Len, who played for the Sacramento Kings in 2021-22, finished with three points and 11 rebounds in 21 minutes to help pace Ukraine’s victory. Ukraine will face Greece at 11 a.m. ET on September 6.
Canada 62, Colombia 61
🇨🇦 TRAE CLUTCH!!!
— FIBA AmeriCup (@AmeriCup) September 5, 2022
Canada (2-1) outlasted Colombia (1-2) with an intense fourth quarter finish to earn their second straight Group A victory. Toronto Raptors guard Dalano Banton, the 46th pick in the draft of the 2022 NBA, was solid for Canada as he had 20 points, five rebounds, five assists and a steal in the victory.
United States 88, Panama 58
Former Miami Heat goaltender Norris Cole led Team USA (1-1) to an easy win over Panama (0-3) with a game-high 17 points, and also added 4 assists. Current G-League player Craig Sword also scored 11 points to help the team win.
Brazil 76, Uruguay 66
Brazil (3-1) outlasted Uruguay (0-3) to maintain their perfect record. Trail Blazers forward Didi Louzada had 5 points and 5 rebounds in the win.