01/09/2006: The day that Greece beat Team USA in the WC semifinal

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12 years ago today, Greece defeated Team USA (101-95) to advance to the Final of the 2006 World Cup in Japan.

The Greeks made an excellent performance and beat their opponents, who came up short in the end and couldn’t turn things around.

Vassilis Spanoulis (22 points), Michalis Kakiouzis (15 points) and Theodoros Papaloukas (eight points, 12 assists) led the way for the Greek team, whereas Carmelo Anthony (27 points), LeBron James (17 points) and Dwyane Wade (19 points) were Team USA’s best players.

It’s worth mentioning that Team USA have remained undefeated in the World Cup and the Olympic Games since then.