EuroBasket 2022: Round of 16 preview before Saturday tip in Berlin

FIBA Eurobisket 2022 | September. 8

Watch the best action from Day 8 of the 2022 FIBA ​​EuroBasket!

The EuroBasket 2022 stadium has been reduced from 24 teams to 16 teams as the group stage finishes on Thursday and the knockout stage is set to begin this weekend in Berlin, Germany.

The group stage featured a field of 24 teams divided into four groups of six teams each. Each team played every other team in its group, with the top four teams in each group advancing to the knockout stage.

Remaining difference

The following teams finished in the top four of their groups and advanced to the knockout stage. All participating NBA players are highlighted below.

Group A (Tbilisi)

  • Spain (4-1): Juancho Hernangomez (Toronto); Willie Hernangomez (New Orleans)
  • Turkey (3-2): Sidi Othman (Cleveland); Alperin Singon (Houston); Furkan Korkmaz (Philadelphia)
  • Montenegro (3-2): There are no players in the NBA
  • Belgium (3-2): There are no players in the NBA

Group B (Cologne)

  • Slovenia (4-1): Luka Doncic (Dallas); Goran Dragic (Chicago); Flatco Kancar (Denver)
  • Germany (4-1): Dennis Schroeder (Free Agent); Daniel Theis (Indiana); Franz Wagner (Orlando)
  • France (3-2): Evan Fournier (New York); Rudy Gobert (Minnesota); Timothy Leau Caparrot (free agent); Theo Maledon (Oklahoma City); Frank Ntelikina (Dallas)
  • Lithuania (2-3): Domantas Sabonis (Sacramento); Jonas Valanciunas (New Orleans)

Group C (AC Milan)

  • Greece (5-0): Giannis Antitoconmo (Milwaukee); Thanassis Antikonmo (Milwaukee); Tyler Dorsey (Dallas)
  • Ukraine (3-2): Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (Free Agent)
  • Croatia (3-2): Bojan Bogdanovich (Utah); Dario Saric (Phoenix); Ivica Zubak (Los Angeles Clippers)
  • Italy (3-2): There are no players in the NBA

Fourth group (Prague)

  • Serbia (5-0): Nikola Jokic (Denver); Nikola Jovic (Miami); Alexey Bukosevsky (Oklahoma City)
  • Finland (3-2): Laurie Markanen (Utah)
  • Poland (3-2): There are no players in the NBA
  • Czech Republic (2-3): There are no players in the NBA

knockout stage arc

From now on, it’s a singles elimination tournament. Saturday and Sunday will see four matches each splitting the stadium in half and setting up the quarter-final matches, which will take place on September 13 and 14. The winners of these four matches will meet in the semi-finals on September 16 and the tournament will be held. They concluded on September 18 with a third place match and championship game.

Knockout stage schedule

All remaining matches will be played at the EuroBasket Arena in Berlin.

Knockout Theater
day Date the match time (Eastern time)
Saturday September 10 Round of 16: Turkey vs France 06:00
Saturday September 10 Round of 16: Slovenia vs Belgium 8:45 am
Saturday September 10 Round of 16: Germany vs Montenegro 12:00 pm
Saturday September 10 Round of 16: Spain vs. Lithuania 2:45 pm
Sunday September 11 Round of 16: Ukraine vs Poland 06:00
Sunday September 11 Round of 16: Finland vs Croatia 8:45 am
Sunday September 11 Round of 16: Serbia vs Italy 12:00 pm
Sunday September 11 Round of 16: Greece vs Czech Republic 2:45 pm
Tuesday September 13 Quarter-finals: Match 1 1:05 pm
Tuesday September 13 Quarter-finals: Game 2 4:20 pm
Wednesday September 14 Quarter-finals: Game 3 1:05 pm
Wednesday September 14 Quarter-finals: Game 4 4:20 pm
Friday September 16 Semi-finals: Game 1 1:05 pm
Friday September 16 Semi-finals: Game 2 4:20 pm
Sunday September 18 3rd place game 1:05 pm
Sunday September 18 Championship match 4:20 pm

Group stage highlights

Only two teams exited the group stage unbeaten – both Serbia and Greece, 5-0 – led by the two NBA winners Nikola Jokic of Denver for Serbia and Giannis Antetokounmo of Milwaukee for Greece.

Giannis led all players in scoring during the group stage averaging 29.5 points per game for 58.2 shooting points over four games despite his struggles Mild sprain in the right ankle In the third quarter, Greece’s victory over Estonia on Thursday capped their sweep of Group C. Giannis will have two days off before Greece open Sunday’s knockout stage against the Czech Republic.

Jokic ranked sixth in goal scoring (19.6 dpi), fourth in rebounding (9.4 RPG) and first in field goal percentage (68.4%) in the group stage where he scored double doubles in three of Serbia’s five wins in Group D. -time MVP leads Serbia to the knockout stage with an opening match with Italy on Sunday.

Defenders of the European Basketball Championship, Slovenia, finished top of Group B as they tied Germany 4-1, but won the match head-on after a 36-point performance by Luka Doncic. But this was not Luca’s best match in the group stage. In Slovenia’s 88-82 victory over France on Wednesday, Luka exploded, scoring 47 points, while also leading Slovenia with seven rebounds and five assists.

Luca not only topped Giannis’ 41-point lead the day before as the tournament’s best goal scorer, but his 47 points are the second-highest in European Championship history. Luca and the defending champions opened Saturday’s knockout stage against Belgium.

All four teams that emerged from Group B have at least two players in the NBA, including France, which boasts the most talent in the NBA with five players, led by Rudi Gobert and Evan Fournier, along with Frank Ntelikina, Theo Malidon and Timothy Louao Caparrot. . France plays in the opening match of the knockout stage against a Turkish team that includes three players from the NBA (Sidi Osman, Alperin Singon and Furkan Korkmaz).

Spain won Group A with a 4-1 score behind the Hernangómez brothers match. Willie led the Spanish effort with 15.4 points per game (18 .).The tenth overall) and 7.4 rebounds per game (11The tenth Inclusive). Juancho added 9.4 ppg, 5.8 rpg and 1.6 apg. Spain opened its knockout stage on Saturday against Lithuania, which also features a pair of NBA top men Domantas Sabonis and Jonas Valanciunas. Lithuania finished the group stage with a score of only 2-3, fitting the Czech Republic as the only team under 0.500 to qualify for the knockout stage.

Lauri Markkanen, who was traded from Cleveland to Utah in a Donovan Mitchell deal during the group stage, posted a pair of 30+ points to help Finland advance to the Group D knockout stage. He opened the knockout match against the Croatian side that includes Markkanen’s new teammate in Jazz Bojan Bogdanovic with Dario Saric and Ivica Zubak.

As for the host country, it was led by Germany’s Dennis Schroeder, who finished in the top 10 in both scoring (18.3 ppi) and assisting (6.8 apg) in the group stage. Franz Wagner tied up for 14The tenth In scoring 16.2 points per game, including a 32-point performance against Lithuania. Germany hosts Montenegro on Saturday in the opening match of the knockout stage.