Defeat is honorable. The Czech basketball players fought, but did not defeat the Serbian giant

Zdeněk Zamastil

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/VIDEO/ Czech basketball players recorded their second defeat at the European Championship in Prague. After Poland, they were not even good enough for Serbia. They stubbornly resisted one of the biggest favorites of the tournament, they fought, but in the end they fell 68:81. The third match awaits coach Ronen Ginzburg’s men on Monday against the Netherlands.

The atmosphere during the match between the Czech Republic and Serbia.

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The victory of the favorite was managed by the pivot Nikola Jokic from Denver, the most valuable player of the NBA from the last two seasons, with 18 points, 11 rebounds and three assists. On the Czech side, captain Vojtěch Hruban and Vít Krejčí were the best scorers with 13 points.

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The Czechs played without point guard Tomáš Satoranský in front of 15,067 spectators, a record attendance for the national basketball team on home soil. Although the leader of the national team played more than 17 minutes on Friday against Poland (84:99), two weeks after spraining his ankle, he rested today against one of the favorites of the entire championship.

Source: Daily/Zdeněk Zamastil

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