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Greece boosted by EuroLeague stars as they remain unbeaten, FIBA World Cup round up

Greece welcomed the Panathinaikos duo of Nick Calathes and Thanasis Antetokounmpo as well as veteran Ian Vougioukas, and as a result, the Greeks made it 2-0 in Group H as they saw off Israel 82-61.

Despite the double-digit win, Israel made life tough for Greece, who were only leading 31-30 with 1:49 minutes left in the first half.

But suddenly, Greece went on a 15-4 surge spanning the second and third quarters to take control of the game. Israel never threatened again.

Charis Giannopoulos had 13 points to lead Greece.

In Group E, France shot a solid 52 percent from the field as they dispatched of Bosnia & Herzegovina 84-65 in Rouen.

Louis Labeyrie completed a solid week for France as they improve to 2-0 in the group, while dropping the Bosnians to 1-1.

The other Group E clash saw Russia return to winning ways with a 76-69 win over winless Belgium.

Sergey Karasev led the way with 14 points, as Russia moves to 1-1.

Serbia completed their week of games in Belgrade with a comfortable 105-87 win over Georgia to go to 2-0 in Group G.

Miroslav Raduljica went for 28 points for the Serbians, cancelling out Michael Dixon’s impressive 36-point haul for the Georgians.

Other Results:

Group E: France 84-65 Bosnia & Herzegovina; Russia 76-69 Belgium

Group F: Finland 56-64 Czech Rep; Iceland 74-77 Bulgaria

Group G: Serbia 105-87 Georgia; Austria 49-90 Germany

Group H: Greece 82-61 Israel; Estonia 73-70 Great Britain


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