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BBL Standings
 1. Wuerzburg 5-0 
 2. ALBA 5-1 
 3. B.Muenchen 4-1 
 4. Bayreuth 4-1 
 5. Fraport SKY 4-1 
 6. Brose Bask. 3-1 
 7. Ludwigsburg 3-1 
 8. Telekom Bsk 3-1 
 9. EWE Baskets 3-2 
 10. Giessen 46ers 2-3 
 11. Jena 2-3 
 12. MBC 2-3 
 13. Braunschweig 1-4 
 14. Oettinger R. 1-4 
 15. Ratiopharm 1-4 
 16. Bremerhaven 1-4 
 17. Goettingen 0-5 
 18. Walter Tigers 0-5 
Full Standings
Last:10/17/2017
ProA Standings
 1. Vechta 4-0 
 2. Kirchheim 3-1 
 3. Hamburg 3-1 
 4. Heidelberg 3-1 
 5. Phoenix Hagen 3-1 
 6. Crailsheim 3-1 
 7. Koeln Rh.Stars 2-2 
 8. Hanau 2-2 
 9. Uni Baskets 2-2 
 10. Karlsruhe PS 2-2 
 11. Chemnitz 1-3 
 12. OrangeAcademy 1-3 
 13. Trier 1-3 
 14. Ehingen 1-3 
 15. Nuernberg 1-3 
 16. Baunach 0-4 
Full Standings
Last:10/17/2017
ProB Standings
North
 1. Schalke 4-0 
 2. Bernau 3-1 
 3. Rist Wedel 3-1 
 4. Art.Dragons 2-1 
 5. Bochum 2-2 
 6. ETB Wohnbau 2-2 
 7. Wolfenbuettel 2-2 
 8. Itzehoe 1-3 
 9. Oldenburg 1-3 
 10. Cuxhaven 1-3 
 11. Rostock 1-3 
 12. Stahnsdorf 1-3 
South
 1. Dragons 5-0 
 2. Iserlohn 4-0 
 3. Schwelm 4-0 
 4. Elchingen 3-1 
 5. Bayer Giants 2-2 
 6. Fraport SKY II 2-2 
 7. Giessen 46ers II 2-2 
 8. Coburg 1-3 
 9. Dresden 1-3 
 10. Wuerzburg 1-3 
 11. FC Bayern II 0-4 
 12. Karlsruhe SC 0-4 
Full Standings
Last:10/16/2017
Regionalliga Standings
North
 1. Aschersleben 4-0 
 2. BSW Sixers 4-0 
 3. Bergedorf 3-1 
 4. Vechta II 3-1 
 5. Goetting.ASC 3-1 
 6. Neustadt TSV 2-2 
 7. Rendsburg 2-2 
 8. Weser Bsk/BTS 2-2 
 9. Wusterhausen 1-2 
 10. ALBA Berlin II 0-3 
 11. Stade 0-3 
 12. Westerstede 0-3 
 13. Ebstorf 0-4 
South-East
 1. TSV Troester 4-0 
 2. Vilsbiburg 4-0 
 3. Oberhaching 3-1 
 4. Muenchen OSB 3-1 
 5. Treuchtlingen 3-1 
 6. Gotha II 3-1 
 7. Leitershofen 2-2 
 8. Schwabing 1-3 
 9. Ansbach 1-3 
 10. Bamberg 1-3 
 11. Rosenheim 1-3 
 12. Herzogenaurach 1-3 
 13. Zwickau 1-3 
 14. Jena II 0-4 
South-West
 1. Saarlouis/Dilling.. 4-0 
 2. Schwenningen 3-1 
 3. Tuebingen II 3-1 
 4. Crailsheim II 2-1 
 5. Langen 2-1 
 6. Speyer 2-1 
 7. Fellbach 2-2 
 8. Koblenz 2-2 
 9. Stuttgart 2-2 
 10. Kaiserslautern 2-2 
 11. Lich II 1-2 
 12. Kronberg 1-3 
 13. Limburg 1-3 
 14. Mainz 1-3 
 15. Eisbaeren 0-4 
West
 1. Grevenbroich 6-0 
 2. Hertener Loewen 6-0 
 3. Muenster 6-0 
 4. Herford 5-1 
 5. Hagen BG 5-2 
 6. Recklinghausen 3-3 
 7. Duesseldorf 3-3 
 8. Salzkotten 3-4 
 9. Kamp-Lintfort 2-5 
 10. Ibbenbueren 1-5 
 11. Bonn II 1-6 
 12. Hagen-Haspe 1-6 
 13. Dorsten 0-7 
Full Standings
Last:10/18/2017
NBBL Standings
Group 1
 1. AB Baskets 0-0 
 2. ALBA Berlin 0-0 
 3. BA Weser-Ems 0-0 
 4. BG Goettingen 0-0 
 5. Eisbaeren Brem. 0-0 
 6. Junior Loewen 0-0 
 7. Piraten Hamburg 0-0 
 8. Uni Baskets 0-0 
 9. Young Dragons 0-0 
Group 2
 1. Eintracht Frankfu.. 0-0 
 2. Phoenix Hagen 0-0 
 3. RheinStars Koeln 0-0 
 4. ROTH Energie 0-0 
 5. Ruhr 0-0 
 6. Schoder Junior 0-0 
 7. Team Bonn/Rh. 0-0 
 8. TSV Bayer 04 0-0 
Group 3
 1. Crailsheim Merlins 0-0 
 2. MBC Junior Sixers 0-0 
 3. NINERS Academy 0-0 
 4. Nuernberg Falcons 0-0 
 5. Rockets Gotha 0-0 
 6. Science City Jena 0-0 
 7. TenneT Young 0-0 
 8. TSV Troester 0-0 
 9. Wuerzburg Ak. 0-0 
Group 4
 1. Allgau/Memmingen 0-0 
 2. BG Karlsruhe 0-0 
 3. Blue Giants 0-0 
 4. FC Bayern 0-0 
 5. Ludwigsburg BBA 0-0 
 6. Muenchen Akad. 0-0 
 7. ratiopharm Ulm 0-0 
 8. Team Urspring 0-0 
 9. Young Tigers 0-0 
Full Standings
Last:9/22/2017
2.Regionalliga Standings
North-East
 1. Tiergarten 19-3 
 2. Berlin SSC 18-4 
 3. Charlottenburg 15-7 
 4. Hermsdorf 12-10 
 5. Wolmirstedt 11-11 
 6. Zehlendorf 11-11 
 7. Cottbus 10-12 
 8. Berlin SV 10-12 
 9. ALBA Berlin III 9-13 
 10. Halle USV 8-14 
 11. Stahnsdorf 2 7-15 
 12. Koepenick 2-20 
North-North
 1. Bergedorf 20-2 
 2. Ebstorf 18-4 
 3. Bramfelder 17-5 
 4. Hamburg-West 14-8 
 5. Eimsbuetteler 14-8 
 6. Rist Wedel 2 9-13 
 7. Bremerhaven 9-13 
 8. Rostock 8-14 
 9. Kieler 7-15 
 10. Luebecker 7-15 
 11. Einfeld 5-17 
 12. Kronshagen 4-18 
North-West
 1. Neustadt TSV 17-5 
 2. Bramsche TuS 16-6 
 3. Goetting.ASC 15-7 
 4. Wolfenbuettel 15-7 
 5. Quakenbrueck 15-7 
 6. Goetting.BG II 12-10 
 7. Oldenburg II 10-12 
 8. Langenhagen 8-14 
 9. Osnabruecker TB 8-14 
 10. Buergerfelder 7-15 
 11. Weende-Goet. 7-15 
 12. Hameln 2-20 
Southeast-North
 1. Gotha II 22-0 
 2. Bamberg 17-5 
 3. Wuerzburg Trop. 15-7 
 4. Chemnitz II 13-9 
 5. Dresden Tit.2 12-10 
 6. Neustadt DJK 12-10 
 7. Litzendorf 11-11 
 8. Regnitztal 9-13 
 9. Neumarkt 9-13 
 10. Erfurt 7-15 
 11. Regensburg 5-17 
 12. Nuernberg 0-22 
Southeast-South
 1. Muenchen OSB 19-3 
 2. Muenchen Bsk 17-5 
 3. Dachau 14-8 
 4. Leitershofen/S. II 14-8 
 5. Muenchen DJK 14-8 
 6. Landsberg 13-9 
 7. MIL Baskets 11-11 
 8. Jahn Freising 9-13 
 9. Passau 8-14 
 10. Slama Jama 7-15 
 11. Schrobenhausen 5-17 
 12. Ingolstadt 1-21 
Southwest-B-W
 1. Crailsheim II 23-3 
 2. Mannheim 22-4 
 3. Moehringen 18-8 
 4. Schwaebisch H. 15-11 
 5. Kirchheim/Teck 15-11 
 6. Haiterbach 15-11 
 7. Ulm BB 13-13 
 8. Heidelberg-Kir. 11-15 
 9. Karlsruhe PS II 11-15 
 10. Ludwigsb.BSG 10-16 
 11. Urspring 9-17 
 12. Reutlingen 9-17 
 13. Stuttgart ESV 6-20 
 14. Remseck 5-21 
Southwest-North
 1. Kronberg 17-5 
 2. Bergstrasse 16-6 
 3. Giessen 14-8 
 4. Horchheim 12-10 
 5. Langen II 12-10 
 6. Koblenz 2 11-11 
 7. Rossdorf 11-11 
 8. Trier 2 11-11 
 9. Bensheim 10-12 
 10. Volklingen 9-13 
 11. Frankfurt Makk. 5-17 
 12. Kassel 4-18 
West 1
 1. Deutzer 16-6 
 2. Kamp-Lintfort 15-7 
 3. Sechtem SG 14-8 
 4. Bonn-MTuS 13-9 
 5. Bad Muenstereifel 13-9 
 6. Duesseldorf II 12-10 
 7. Barmer TV 12-10 
 8. Wuppertal 11-11 
 9. Koeln II 11-11 
 10. Leichlinger TV 7-15 
 11. Hilden 4-18 
 12. Zuelpich 4-18 
West 2
 1. Westfalen M. 19-1 
 2. Wulfen 16-4 
 3. Dortmund 15-5 
 4. Schwelm II 9-11 
 5. Muenster 2 8-12 
 6. Paderborn II 8-12 
 7. Hagen BG 2 8-12 
 8. Hagen TSV 8-12 
 9. Bochum II 7-13 
 10. Werne 6-14 
 11. Bulmke 6-14 
Last:4/26/2017
Euroleague Standings
$$Euroleague Standings
 1 Maccabi T-A 2-0 
 2 Real Madrid 2-0 
 3 FC Barcelona 1-0 
 4 Khimki 1-0 
 5 Olympiacos 1-0 
 6 Unicaja 1-0 
 7 Zalgiris 1-0 
 8 CSKA 1-1 
 9 Fenerbahce 1-1 
 10 Panathinaikos 1-1 
 11 Anadolu Efes 0-1 
 12 Crvena Zvezda 0-1 
 13 Valencia 0-1 
 14 Baskonia 0-2 
 15 Brose Bask. 0-2 
 16 EA7 Armani 0-2 
$$ANGT Standings
 1 ALBA Berlin 0-0 
 2 Bayern U18 0-0 
 3 BBA U18 0-0 
 4 Cedevita U18 0-0 
 5 CFBB 0-0 
 6 Cibona U18 0-0 
 7 Cr.Zvezda U18 0-0 
 8 CSKA U18 0-0 
 9 Darussafaka U18 0-0 
 10 Estudiantes U18 0-0 
 11 FCB U18 0-0 
 12 Fenerbahce U18 0-0 
 13 GBA U18 0-0 
 14 Gran Canaria U18 0-0 
 15 Joventut U18 0-0 
 16 L.Rytas U18 0-0 
 17 Las Palmas U18 0-0 
 18 LHospitalet U18 0-0 
 19 Macc.TA U18 0-0 
 20 Mega Bemax U18 0-0 
 21 Panathinaikos U18 0-0 
 22 Partizan U18 0-0 
 23 Real Madrid U18 0-0 
 24 Seville U18 0-0 
 25 Skyliners U18 0-0 
 26 Spars U18 0-0 
 27 Stellazzurra U18 0-0 
 28 U.Olimpija U18 0-0 
 29 Unicaja U18 0-0 
 30 USK U18 0-0 
 31 VEF U18 0-0 
 32 Zalgiris U18 0-0 
Last:10/19/2017
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1 Darussafaka 2-0 
 2 Fiat TO 2-0 
 3 Unics 2-0 
 4 Andorra 0-2 
 5 Cedevita 0-2 
 6 Paris-Levallois 0-2 
Group B
 1 B.Muenchen 2-0 
 2 Buducnost 2-0 
 3 Grissin Bon RE 1-1 
 4 Lietkabelis 1-1 
 5 Galatasaray 0-2 
 6 Hapoel J-M 0-2 
Group C
 1 Lokomotiv 2-0 
 2 Limoges 1-1 
 3 RETAbet BB 1-1 
 4 ALBA 1-1 
 5 Lietuvos rytas 1-1 
 6 Partizan NIS 0-2 
Group D
 1 ASVEL 1-1 
 2 Dolomiti En. TR 1-1 
 3 Gran Canaria 1-1 
 4 Ratiopharm 1-1 
 5 Tofas 1-1 
 6 Zenit 1-1 
Last:10/19/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Monaco 2-0 
 2 Pinar Karsiyaka 2-0 
 3 UCAM Murcia 2-0 
 4 Enisey 1-1 
 5 EWE Baskets 1-1 
 6 Banco di Srd 0-2 
 7 Hapoel Holon 0-2 
 8 Juventus 0-2 
Group B
 1 Gaziantep 2-0 
 2 Neptunas 2-0 
 3 Iberostar Tener. 1-1 
 4 Ventspils 1-1 
 5 Chalon 1-1 
 6 Ludwigsburg 1-1 
 7 Betaland Cdo 0-2 
 8 PAOK 0-2 
Group C
 1 Bayreuth 2-0 
 2 Estudiantes 2-0 
 3 Umana VE 1-1 
 4 AEK 1-1 
 5 Strasbourg 1-1 
 6 Banvit BK 1-1 
 7 Olimpija 0-2 
 8 Rosa 0-2 
Group D
 1 Nanterre 2-0 
 2 CEZ Nymburk 1-1 
 3 Besiktas 1-1 
 4 Scandone AV 1-1 
 5 Stelmet 1-1 
 6 Aris 1-1 
 7 Oostende 1-1 
 8 Telekom Bsk 0-2 
Last:10/18/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Bryon ALLEN
  EWE Baskets
  (193-G-92)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Allen, EWE Baskets19.6 
 2. Benzing, Wuerzburg17.6 
 3. Scrubb, Fraport SKY17.6 
 4. Loncar, Wuerzburg17.0 
 5. Rush, Goettingen16.8 
 6. Marei, Bayreuth16.4 
 7. Richard, Walter T.16.0 
 8. Paulding, EWE B.15.8 
 9. York, Bayreuth15.4 
 10. Mahalbasic, EWE B.15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Assem MAREI
  Bayreuth
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Marei, Bayreuth10.2 
 2. Bryant, Giessen .9.0 
 3. Mitrovic, Brose B.8.7 
 4. Harangody, Ratio.8.4 
 5. Pinkins, MBC8.2 
 6. Ibekwe, Oettinge.7.6 
 7. Sikma, ALBA7.0 
 8. Eatherton, Braunsch.6.8 
 9. Mahalbasic, EWE B.6.6 
 10. Pantelic, MBC6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Walter T.
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 8
 1. Jordan, Walter T.8.0 
 2. Hatten, MBC6.4 
 3. Webster, Fraport .6.0 
 4. Stockton, Goett.6.0 
 5. Zisis, Brose Bask.6.0 
 6. Siva, ALBA5.5 
 7. Hickman, Brose B.5.3 
 8. McConnell, EWE B.5.0 
 9. Guenther, Ratio.4.8 
 10. Hulls, Bremerhaven4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Robertson, Fraport .2.6 
 2. Hobbs, B.Muenchen2.3 
 3. Bartolo, Telekom .2.0 
 4. Jaramaz, Oettinge.2.0 
 5. Mahalbasic, EWE B.2.0 
 6. Manigat, Giessen .2.0 
 7. Lansdowne, Braunsch.1.8 
 8. Saibou, ALBA1.8 
 9. Lo, Brose Bask.1.8 
 10. Obasohan, Oettinge.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekenechukwu IBEKWE
  Oettinge.
  (207-C-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ibekwe, Oettinge.3.0 
 2. Eatherton, Braunsch.2.4 
 3. Wohlfarth-B., Fraport.2.2 
 4. Pantelic, MBC1.8 
 5. Gamble, Telekom .1.8 
 6. Bryant, Giessen .1.4 
 7. Carter, Goettingen1.3 
 8. Harangody, Ratio.1.2 
 9. Pinkins, MBC1.2 
 10. Giffey, ALBA1.2 
Poll


Next Round Schedule

Round 6 (Regular Season)

Goettingen Oct.20 Jena 88%
Ludwigsburg 50% Oct.20 Brose Bask.
EWE Baskets 65% Oct.20 Ratiopharm
ALBA 89% Oct.20 Oettinger R
Braunschweig Oct.20 Wuerzburg 94%
Telekom Bsk 75% Oct.20 MBC
Bremerhaven Oct.20 B.Muenchen 88%
Fraport SKY 52% Oct.20 Bayreuth
Giessen 46er 92% Oct.20 Walter Tiger
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Round 5 (Regular Season)

Baunach Oct.22 Koeln Rh.Sta 90%
Phoenix Hage 81% Oct.22 Ehingen
Crailsheim 88% Oct.22 OrangeAcad.
Kirchheim 62% Oct.22 Hanau
Uni Baskets 76% Oct.22 Chemnitz
Karlsruhe P Oct.22 Vechta 77%
Trier 57% Oct.22 Nuernberg
Heidelberg 60% Oct.22 Hamburg
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Round 5 (Regular Season)

North
Bernau 69% Oct.22 Wolfenbuette
Cuxhaven 70% Oct.21 Rostock
Bochum 67% Oct.21 Itzehoe
Oldenburg Oct.21 Rist Wedel 75%
Art.Dragons 87% Oct.21 Stahnsdorf
Schalke 88% Oct.21 ETB Wohnbau
South
Bayer Giants 76% Oct.22 Dresden
Wuerzburg Oct.22 Schwelm 92%
Fraport SKY Oct.21 Iserlohn 79%
Giessen 46e 93% Oct.21 Karlsruhe S
Elchingen Oct.21 Dragons 56%
FC Bayern I Oct.21 Coburg 79%
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Round 6 (Regular Season)

North
Stade Oct.22 BSW Sixers 99%
Westerstede 60% Oct.21 Rendsburg
Vechta II Oct.21 Bergedorf 51%
ALBA Berlin Oct.21 Weser Bsk/B 78%
Wusterhausen Oct.21 Goetting.AS 79%
Ebstorf Oct.21 Aschersleben 99%
South-East
Jena II Oct.21 Rosenheim 66%
Gotha II 77% Oct.21 Schwabing
Zwickau 56% Oct.21 Ansbach
Vilsbiburg 55% Oct.21 TSV Troeste
Treuchtlinge 59% Oct.21 Muenchen OS
Leitershofen Oct.21 Oberhaching 54%
Herzogenaura Oct.21 Bamberg 57%
South-West
Fellbach Oct.22 Lich II 53%
Kaiserslaute 76% Oct.22 Mainz
Kronberg Oct.22 Speyer 74%
Crailsheim 58% Oct.21 Langen
Koblenz 93% Oct.21 Eisbaeren
Schwenningen 62% Oct.21 Stuttgart
Limburg Oct.21 Saarlouis/Di 89%
West
Bonn II 90% Oct.21 Dorsten
Duesseldorf 50% Oct.21 Hagen BG
Hagen-Haspe Oct.21 Kamp-Lintfor 66%
Grevenbroich 97% Oct.21 Ibbenbueren
Hertener Loe 58% Oct.21 Muenster
Herford 80% Oct.21 Recklinghaus
Next Round Schedule

Round 16 (Regular Season)

North-East
Piraten Hamb 71% Feb.18 Uni Baskets
Young Dragon 56% Feb.18 Eisbaeren Br
AB Baskets Feb.18 BA Weser-Em 67%
BG Goettinge 56% Feb.18 Junior Loewe
North-West
Phoenix Hage 99% Feb.18 RheinStars K
Schoder Juni 57% Feb.18 Team Bonn/Rh
South-East
Science City Feb.18 TSV Troeste 75%
Crailsheim M 57% Feb.18 NINERS Acad
MBC Junior Feb.18 Nuernberg Fa 77%
TenneT Young Feb.17 Wuerzburg Ak 89%
South-West
BG Karlsruhe 57% Feb.18 Allgau/Memmi
Muenchen Aka Feb.18 Ludwigsburg 75%
FC Bayern 99% Feb.17 Team Ursprin
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Round 3 (Regular Season)

CSKA 57% Oct.25 Panathinaiko
Fenerbahce 92% Oct.25 Anadolu Efes
Baskonia 57% Oct.25 Valencia
Unicaja 97% Oct.25 Brose Bask.
Khimki 96% Oct.24 Crvena Zvezd
Maccabi T-A 63% Oct.24 Olympiacos
FC Barcelona 56% Oct.24 Zalgiris
Real Madrid 99% Oct.24 EA7 Armani
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Group A
Cedevita 58% Oct.25 Andorra
Paris-Levall Oct.25 Fiat TO 97%
Darussafaka 59% Oct.25 Unics
Group B
Buducnost 99% Oct.25 Galatasaray
Lietkabelis 56% Oct.25 Grissin Bon
Hapoel J-M Oct.25 B.Muenchen 97%
Group C
Limoges 59% Oct.25 ALBA
Lietuvos ryt Oct.25 Lokomotiv 76%
RETAbet BB 94% Oct.25 Partizan NI
Group D
Ratiopharm 54% Oct.25 Gran Canaria
Dolomiti En 56% Oct.25 Tofas
ASVEL 60% Oct.25 Zenit
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Georgios
Printezis
Germany has never lost to Greece in soccer as there always seems to be a clear advantage in playing class in favor for the Germans as winning in their history has been as easy so far with or without an Otto Rehhagel for Greeceas it is for Tom Brady to find new targets without an Aaron Hernandez, actress Amamnda Bynes going on the same destructive path as Lindsay Lohan, or FC Bayern Munich soccer team most likely blowing away the Bundesliga competition this season. However in basketball, it is another story as Greece has been a power house in Europe for years while Germany hasnt had much to show at international tournaments in the last 20 years except for three medals in 1993 (Gold), 2002 (Bronze) at the world championships and a silver at the 2005 european championships. Both teams met at a four country tournament in Strassburg, France in preparation for the 2013 European championships and Greece slowly got started, but picked up more and more in each quarter destroying Germany 80-52. It was the second straight win for Greece in Strassburg while Germany lost their second game at the tournament. Germany who had lost to France twice in the last four days were hoping for more luck against Greece, but just couldnt find a groove against their nasty and unpredictable Greece defense. We played against a top team that defended very well. Their defense didnt give us much space to work with and we used much energy on offense and with time we got more tired which led to more mistakes. They really had a very nasty way to defend in which they were always switching and it was just very unorthodox. It really takes a lot of time to get used to, stressed BBC Bayreuth point guard Nicolai Simon.

Greece was without top players like Vassilis Spannoulis and Sofoklis baby Shaq Schortsanitis while Germany was without FC Bayern Munich forward Robin Benzing and Nicolai Simon. Germany got out of the starting blocks taking a quick 4-0 lead as Per Guether hit a pull up jumper and ex Bamberg center Tibor Pleiss connected on a left handed hook shot. Greece quickly showed their ability to knock down shots as if they were on a Sunday stroll licking ice cream at 35c on the shore of Rhodos as Loukas Mavrokefalidis and Euroleague veteran Antonio Fotsis nailed shots to give Greece the 5-4 lead. Both teams traded the lead for a few more minutes as Heiko Schaffartzik found a crack in the defense and slipped to the basket for a slick floater and 6-5 Germany lead. However Mavrokefaldis continued to give German head coach Frank Menz head aches with his hot shooting as he hit a jumper for the 7-6 Greece lead. Heiko Schaffartzik then hit a pull up jumper out of the fast break similar to the way Skyliner legend Pascal Roller did it all throughout his career As Germany led 9-7. Kostas Sloukas tied the score with a jumper, but Philipp Zwiener quickly gave Germany the lead again 11-9. Both teams had found their groove on offense rapidly, but neither team was able to establish an inside game. However Greece then turned the momentum in their favor and took control of the game with one substitution. France head coach Vincent Collet inserted sixth man Giorgas Printezis who led Greece on a 10-0 run to close out the first quarter and Germany would never be able to recover again. The Greek 206cm forward who was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs and has played 117 Euroleague games scored back to back buckets and got to the free throw line. Ian Vougioukas also scored in the drive, but it was the bearded Printezis that got Greece into a strong offensive comfort zone and Germany had no answer on how to control him. Printezis got Greece going. He is a very nasty player, because he is a very mobile four man that will go where it hurts and is very versatile. It was very tough against him, stated Nicolai Simon.

In the second quarter, Germany was able to get back into the game with a mix of press defense and more aggressive play on offense. Bastian Doreth hit a jumer and Tibor Pleiss canned free throws as Germany trailed only 19-15. However Germany was unable to get a big run going as Greece just had consistent three point shooting in their vast arsenal as Startos Perperoglu connected on a three pointer for the 22-15 lead. Germany would show flashes of offensive strength as Heiko Schaffartzik gave a perfect lob pass to Andreas Seiferth for the easy lay in and Lucca Staiger hit free throws as Germany trailed only 24-19. Just when one thought that this might be the Germany run, Greece was able to ram a dagger into the German hearts as they rushed out on a 7-0 run to lead comfortably 31-19. In the run, Greece got another basket from Mavrokefaldis as he snuck back door for an easy lay in and Kostas Vasileidis hit back to back buckets. Heiko Schaffartzik stopped the run with one of his typical bombs from downtown as Germany trailed only 31-22. The Berlin native who has played for seven different German teams is the captain and with no NBA help from Dirk Nowitzki, Chris Kaman, Elias Harris or Dennis Schroeder has very much responsibility and at times looks more than overstrained to try to do everything on the court and be a type of savior, but even if he cant master all at once, his heart is bigger than most players on the court. He is our most experienced player and really leads us well. He will talk in the dressing room and we all listen. He does the best that he can to help us win, added Nicolai Simon. Greece closed out the second quarter with baskets from Fotsis and Mavrokefaldis. Greece had the comfortable 39-26 lead at halftime. Greece played very smart and just knew what they wanted to do, reading our defense well and doing their game plan well. They had good ball movement, made the extra pass and had their shooters ready, commented ex Alba Berlin guard Nicolai Simon.

As the third quarter started, the game at first seemed like a day at a second hand store, as it seemed like many fans in the Sig arena were at a designer store as they were cheering more loudly at the French players like Tony Parker, Boris Diaw or Nando De Colo who entered the court to watch the third quarter. Greece continued to have their offense speak for themselves as they continued to connect their shots as Vougioukas and Printezis hit, but Germany continued to hover around a 10 point deficit scoring anyway they could. Alex King and Lucca Staiger nailed three pointers as Greece only led 46-32. Then came the best moment of 2011 NCAA champion of Uconn Nils Giffey who scored a big hoop with a nice hesitation step finding daylight and penetrating to the hoop with one second on the shot clock. He then made a pretty shovel pass to Pleiss for a put back and then made a steal leading Germany back trailing Greece only 46-36. Giffey is a newcomer with the German national team, but he isnt shy, but using his minutes wisely and getting praise from his teammates. I like his game. He has the prefect size and has a good attitude. I think that he has a bright future with the national team, added Nicolai Simon. However Greece continued to stifle Germany with their unorthodox defense and were able to add on to their lead closing out the third quarter with a 14-6 run to lead 61-43. Printezis continued to hurt Germany with his powerful offense scoring twice hard to the hoop. Germany was more aggressive getting to the hole and cutting the Greece lead back to ten, but Greece used their 56% three point shooting to their advantage as Kostas Papanikolaou hit two three pointers and Fotsis drilled another as a ten point lead quickly turned into a 17 point lead. We were able to cut their lead to ten points a few times, but we gave them three pointers and they hit them. Our goal was to help and collapse to close the zone, but they used it to their advantage with their outside shooting, explained Nicolai Simon.

Greece quickly shut the door on Germany in any hopes of sneaking back into the game with a 13-0 run to start the fourth quarter as they extended their lead to 74-43. Vougiokas, Vasileadis and Perperoglou all scored inside as Germany was helpless on defense and their strength seemed to be be waning. Schaffartzik ended the run with another deep three pointer as Germany trailed 74-46. Katsivelis then scored on a pretty head fake in the zone and dunk getting some crowd response. Germany closed out the game with a spurt and one of their better few minutes of play in the game scoring three consecutive times as one had to wonder why they couldnt capitalize on their offense more consistently like this earlier in the game. Schaffartzik found Pleiss with a lob pass and easy put back. Germany definitely were unable to get their inside game more going. Germany then displayed lovely ball movement finding the extra pass to an open Zwiener who hit from outside and Giffey then dunked home the perfect give and go play. We were tired in the fourth quarter. We made more mistakes. We fought until the end, but it is very frustrating when you try new things and they dont work because the opponent is defending so well, expressed Nicolai Simon.

Greece was led by Kostas Vasileidis and Georgios Printezis (206-F-85, agency: FCM) with 12 points a piece. Antonis Fotsis added 11 points. Germany was led by captain Heiko Schaffartzik with 11 points. Tibor Pleiss and Bastian Doreth both had 8 points a piece. Greece shot very well with 56% from the field and from outside while Germany 40% from the field and 28% from outside. Greece won the rebound duel 24-23 and Germany had 16 turnovers while Greece had 11. Greece also dominated in the playmaking with 21-9 assists. Germany doesnt have much time to relax as Croatia is the next opponent in less than 24 hours in their last game in Strassburg Sunday. We have to forget this loss and bring more energy against Croatia. We are going into the Croatia game to win, warned Tibor Pleiss.
  




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