The Greek national basketball team won the game against Italy on Friday, during the first day of the ”Acropolis” basketball tournament that takes place in Athens.
With an amazing performance, the Greeks beat the Italians with a score 83-63 and showed great determination, only two weeks before the crucial Basketball World Cup, that will take place in China.
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) August 16, 2019
Antetokounmpo brothers, Giannis and Thanasis played very well, along with the great performance of Nick Kalathes.
On Saturday, Greece will play against Turkey for the second day of the tournament, while Italy will face the team of Serbia.
— Basketball World Cup (@FIBAWC) August 16, 2019
Among the spectators who enjoyed Greece’s performance was the American ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt.
The Ambassador uploaded some pictures of the game on his personal Twitter account, noting that the Antetokounmpo brothers have brought to the Greek team ”that NBA style”.
Awesome to see the amazing @Giannis_An34 and the rest of the Greek National Team in action at OAKA area. Best of luck to Greece 🇬🇷 as the team heads to the basketball 🏀 World Cup with 2 @Bucks bringing that #NBA style. #HellasGotGame pic.twitter.com/Vp3jDbcevK
— Geoffrey Pyatt (@USAmbPyatt) August 16, 2019