Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 41 for Greece after missing previous EuroBasket game

After taking Monday off for rest, Giannis Antetokounmpo simply overpowered Ukraine and ensured that Greece would finish atop Group C.

Antetokounmpo had his 41 points and nine rebounds in just 27 minutes to lead Greece (4-0).

He was 13-for-18 from the floor, 15-for-18 from the foul line.

Antetokounmpo's point total was the most in a EuroBasket game since Dirk Nowitzki had 43 for Germany in 2001. And when he heard that stat, all Antetokounmpo did was nod.

"I try not to rate my performance,'' Antetokounmpo said. "I just try to go out there and have fun as much as possible, try to focus as much as I can on what I can control, try to bring energy any way possible. ... But I'll say this: I think this is one of the years where I feel very, very excited to go out there on the court and play with my teammates.''

Nick Calathes and Tyler Dorsey had 13 apiece for Greece.

Issuf Sanon and Svi Mykhailiuk each scored 16 for Ukraine (3-1), while Alex Len and Illya Sydorov added 10 apiece. Ukraine led by seven at the half, before Greece won the third quarter 32-11.



At Cologne, Germany, Luka Doncic scored 36 points, making 14 of 25 shots. He also had 10 rebounds for Slovenia (3-1).

Doncic deflected credit after the game. Told that Germany's postgame reaction was "Luka Doncic happened," Doncic replied by saying, "Slovenia happened."

"The whole team was ready," Doncic said. "Everybody who stepped on the court was fighting, whether they played one minute or 30. I'm really proud of this team."

Doncic was asked after the game if he or Antetokounmpo was in a better position to break the EuroBasket single-game scoring record. Doncic didn't hesitate with his answer: He picked Antetokounmpo.

"I would bet on Giannis," Doncic said. "Why? Because he's Giannis Antetokounmpo."

Goran Dragic scored 18 points and Mike Tobey added 10 for Slovenia.

"We showed what we are made of," Dragic said.

Dennis Schroder scored 19 points, Andreas Obst had 14 and Maodo Lo added 13 for Germany (3-1).


Jonas Valanciunas scored 21 points on 10-of-13 shooting, Domantas Sabonis added 19 and Lithuania (1-3) remained alive.

"Finally, we got a win," Lithuania coach Kazys Maksvytis said. "We've got a chance for the next stage."

Lithuanian fans were cheering for France on Tuesday. Lithuania's win, combined with France's win over Bosnia and Herzegovina, means the last qualifying spot out of Group B is still unclaimed.

It'll be decided Wednesday when Lithuania plays Bosnia and Herzegovina, the winner moving on to Berlin and a round-of-16 game, the loser heading home eliminated.

If France had lost Tuesday, Lithuania would have been eliminated. Instead, those Lithuanian fans serenaded the French with cries of "Merci!" for keeping their national team's hopes alive.

"Lithuanian fans are the best," France guard Evan Fournier said.

"It feels amazing," Lithuania forward Sabonis said. "They travel to every championship to support us. It's sad we couldn't give them a win over the weekend, but we're glad we could give them one today and the goal is to give them another one tomorrow."

Marius Grigonis had 15 points and Rokas Jokubaitis added 10 for Lithuania. Zoltan Perl scored 16 for Hungary (0-4), while David Vojvoda and Rosco Allen each finished with 10.


Thomas Heurtel's 3-pointer with 5:49 left put France ahead to stay and started a game-ending 22-7 run for the winners, who were already assured of a spot in the round of 16.

Guerschon Yabusele scored 15 for France (3-1), while Heurtel and Fournier each had 14 and Rudy Gobert posted an 11-point, 12-rebound performance.

Jusuf Nurkic, Miralem Halilovic and Dzanan Musa all had 14 for Bosnia and Herzegovina (2-2), while John Roberson had 13 and Edin Atic finished with 10.



At Prague, two-time reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic scored 29 points and was 11 of 13 from the floor while grabbing 11 rebounds for Serbia (4-0).

Vasilije Micic added 19 while Nikola Kalinic and Ognjen Jaramaz each scored 10 for Serbia.

Yam Madar scored 20 for Israel (2-2), while Deni Avdija had 14 and Roman Sorkin added 11.


At Prague, Poland was down by 13 in the third quarter before closing the game on a 39-20 run to tune up for its knockout-stage appearance.

Michal Sokolowski scored 24 for Poland (3-1), which got 16 from Aleksander Balcerowski and 10 from Jakub Garbacz.

Charlon Kloof led the Netherlands (0-4) with 26, and Yannick Franke scored 13.


Lauri Markkanen continued his strong tournament with 34 points and 10 rebounds, and Finland clinched its berth in the round of 16.

Sasu Salin scored 23 and Petteri Koponen added 14 for Finland, with Elias Valtonen finishing with 11.

Vojtech Hruban scored 22 for the Czech Republic, with Jan Vesely adding 15 and Patrik Auda and Jaromir Bohacik scoring 13 apiece.

The Czechs play Israel on Thursday and, according to FIBA, could reach the knockout stage with a win.



Henri Drell scored 20 points, Siim-Sander Vene added 18 and Estonia had no trouble on the way to its first win of the tournament.

Maik-Kalev Kotsar scored 15, Kristjan Kitsing added 14 and Janari Joesaar finished with 11 for Estonia (1-3).

Myles Hesson scored 14 for Great Britain (0-4), with Carl Wheatie and Patrick Whelan each scoring 12.


Simone Fontecchio and Nicolo Melli each scored 19 points to lead Italy (2-2) to a needed win.

Bojan Bogdanovic led Croatia (2-2) with 27 points, while Ivica Zubac scored 13 and Dario Saric added 10.

Both teams are headed to the knockout round.



At Tbilisi, Georgia, Alperen Sengun scored 24 points, Furkan Korkmaz had 16 and Turkey (3-1) remained tied atop Group A.

Ercan Osmani added 12 for Turkey.

Haris Bratanovic scored 15 for Belgium (2-2) and Hans Vanwijn scored 11.


Spain (3-1) clinched its berth in the round of 16, with Dario Brizuela leading the way with 18 points.

Willy Hernangomez scored 14 for Spain, while Jaime Pradilla and Lorenzo Brown added 12 apiece.

Vladimir Mihailovic scored 18 for Montenegro (2-2), which got 11 from Marko Simonovic and 10 from Kendrick Perry.


Dee Bost had 33 points and 12 assists, Aleksandar Vezenkov finished with 28 points and 14 rebounds, and Bulgaria kept its hopes alive.

Pavlin Ivanov scored 17 for Bulgaria (1-3).

Goga Bitadze scored 21 for Georgia (1-3), while Thaddus McFadden had 19, Alexander Mamukelashvili scored 13, and Giorgi Shermadini and Duda Sanadze scored 10 apiece.


First-round play in Groups A and B concludes, with Groups C and D getting the day off before they finish their round-robins on Thursday. Friday is an off day and the knockout round in Berlin starts Saturday.

Group A: Turkey (3-1) vs. Spain (3-1), Bulgaria vs. Belgium (2-2), Georgia vs. Montenegro (2-2). The Turkey-Spain winner will win the group.

Group B: Lithuania (1-3) vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina (2-2), France (3-1) vs. Slovenia (3-1), Hungary (0-4) vs. Germany (3-1). France, Slovenia (which wins the group with a victory) and Germany have already qualified, Hungary is eliminated and the Lithuania-Bosnia game is the one that matters most.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.