Markkanen presented himself in Prague just a few hours after his move from Cleveland to Utah in the NBA and sent new acquaintances a beautiful greeting card, hit a few free throws and showed his talent. Finm helped to a double-digit lead after the first quarter (27:16), but in the further part, the opponents from Israel stuck together and led after the second quarter, both teams were fighting each other.
The Israeli talent from the NBA also gradually became popular – only twenty-one-year-old Deni Avdija scored 23 points and 15 rebounds. It was the first game for Washington, who tied the game with his third three in the last minute of the regular season at 79:79.
Highlights from Israel – Finland:
The Finnish flow of the basic players of the time, however, remained on his predecessor in the best league of the world. Gal Mekel first slid under, but he didn’t drink and was very close to making the decision with the horn. He didn’t have to be sad, he made up for it with two free throws 13 seconds before the end of overtime. His team was leading by three points at that moment, and he took the win.
Tomer Ginat supported the win with 13 points, Tamir Blatt had eight points and 10 assists. In the Finnish jersey, Markkanen was joined by Alex Madsen, the USK Prague pivot who scored 13 points.
In the match with the Netherlands, the Serbs came close to the water in the second half, when the outsider trailed them from a double-digit difference to 51:56, but then they went down for a clear victory of 100:76. Nikola Joki recorded 19 points and six rebounds in 21 minutes. Euroleague star Vasilije Mici recorded 15 points and 12 assists. Vanja Marink added 18 points.
The Netherlands rose up and fell with the performance of Worthy de Jong, who scored 28 points. He hit six three-pointers out of eight.
Czech Republic won the first rush, the Croatians were defeated thanks to the great performance of Janis Adetokunbo (27 points, 11 rebounds and six assists) and Tyler Dorsey (27 points, five triples). Defeated in the second half, they rallied for just a few runs, pulling within two points. The main help was recently imported American point guard Jaleen Smith with 23 points and five three-pointers, and forwards Bojan Bogdan with 19 points and Krunoslav Simon with 18 points.
Moments from the past Croatia – ecko:
The program of Milan Group C was opened by Ukraine’s win over Great Britain 90:61. They gradually controlled the game in all quarters, but they built a strong lead in the second half. Svjatoslav Mychajljuk contributed 17 points, hit five three-pointers, Alex Len added 13 points. British thl Luke Nelson with 16 points.
The Italians closed the tournament with an 83:62 win over Estonia. Simone Fontecchio confirmed the form of the last week with 19 points, Nicolo Melli added 17 points. The only double digit scorer was Kerr Kriisa with 20 points.
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