The raging and stubborn Ataman was asked off the field only by Itoudis, the Latvians got Porzingis

It was possible to make sure of this during the Friday evening meeting in Athens. The guest team ended the match between Greece and Turkey, which are preparing for the European Championship, without their strategist.

E. Ataman reacted aggressively to the judges’ decisions and received a second technical foul at the beginning of the third quarter, but he did not want to leave the court.

Dimitris Itoujis, who coaches the Greeks, had to intervene, who went to the Turkish bench, talked to E. Ataman and somehow persuaded him to leave the hall.

Without their head coach, the Turks lost to the Greeks 80:89.

Although Giannis Antetokounmpo did not play, Kostas Antetokounmpo took over from his brother for Greece, scoring 19 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. Tyler Dorsey added 16 points.

Furkan Korkmaz had 22 points and 10 rebounds for Turkey, while Cedi Osman added 17 points.

At that time, the Latvian national team, which was missing the European Championship, but preparing very seriously for the World Championship qualifiers, received its brightest stars after a long break. For the first time after the 2017 European Championships, the Latvian national team put on their shirts Kristaps Porzingis,

The Latvian national team in a test match in a packed arena in Riga 80:69 beat Estonian basketball players, participants of the upcoming European Championship.

Washington “Wizards” high K. Porzingis was the most productive in the ranks of the winners – 18 points (4/7 doubles, 10/11 penalty) and 7 rebounds. Rodion Kuruc added 16 points to the victory.

Siimas-Sanderis Vene scored 14 points for the Estonian national team, Kasparas Treieris added 10 points.

Another NBA star Nikola Jokic contributed solidly to Serbian national team victories over Italy – 90:86. The Denver Nuggets center had 18 points, 10 assists and 5 steals in the game in Germany.

After another 15 points, Vladimir Lučičius, Vasilije Micičius and Nikola Milutinov.

Simone Fontecchio scored 25 for Italy, while Nicolo Melli and Nico Mannion added 17 and 16 points, respectively.

In the confrontation between two more participants of the European Championship, the leader of the Sakartvelo national team, Tornikė Šengelija, scored as many as 27 points, but the team he represents in the match held in Greece 76:87 had to recognize the superiority of Polish basketball players. Michal Michalak scored 22 points for Poland.

European championship will begin on September 1, and next week will be the “window” competition for the selection of the 2023 World Cup.

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