The Italian basketball players built up a double-digit advantage already in the first half, and at the halfway point of the game they led 49:33. After the long break, the Italians gained a 20-point advantage (72:52). True, at the end of the match, the Czechs reduced the deficit (80:90), but they were unable to change the course of the duel.
Nico Mannion scored 20 points in 22 minutes for the winners. He also had 5 assists.
Nico Timide Mannion 🥶
Jan Vesely stood out for the Czech national team, scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists in 28 minutes.
By the way, the Czechs competed without their leader Tomas Satoransky, who suffered an ankle injury in Friday’s match against Germany.
At that time, Nikola Jokic led the Serbians, who ended the tournament with an assured victory. The midfielder scored 22 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in just 16 minutes.
Andreas Obst scored 12 points for the Germans.
The national team of Slovenia, which is defending the title of European champions, also played its last control match. In Zlatorog, Slovenians defeated Croatian basketball players 94:88 (25:25, 16:21, 36:26, 17:16).
Blank Luka Dončičius did not prevent the Slovenians from winning. The national team leader who scored 10 points in 21 minutes, rebounded 5 balls and made 6 assists, but made 5 mistakes.
For the winners, Vlatko Čančar scored 21 points, Goran Dragic – 19, Mike Tobey – 11 points.
Dario Saric scored 18 points and rebounded 6 balls for the Croats), Bojan Bogdanovic added 15, Ivica Zubac and Jaleen Smith – 13 points each.
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