Greece vs New Zealand FIBA World Cup Game Preview
- Tip-off at 12.40 GMT on Tuesday August 30
- Group C FIBA World Cup game from Manila, Philippines
- Two teams are looking to secure their place in Round 2 of group play, with the winner of this key matchup advancing.
- Greece lost to a strong USA team 81 - 109, staying close only in the 1st quarter
- New Zealand beat Jordan 95 - 87 after overtime, levelling their record at 1-1
A battle for a spot in the FIBA World Cup next round between Greece and New Zealand
Group C of the FIBA World Cup will wrap up play tomorrow (Aug. 30) with Greece and New Zealand meeting up. Both teams know that the winner will advance to the 2nd round with the loser heading to the Classification round.
Greece trailed by 4 after the first quarter, but couldn’t hold on after losing the rebounding battle 25 - 40 and only shooting 30% from 3 compared to the Americans’ 41% on the way to a 28 point loss. The Greeks couldn’t stop Austin Reaves of team USA and the Los Angeles Lakers who finished with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Center Georgios Papagiannis scored 17 points, while averaging less than two seconds of time of possession.
New Zealand played a close game with Jordan, overcoming a 39-point game performance from Jordan’s star, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson to prevail by 8 points after overtime. New Zealand had 5 players reach double-figures in scoring, with Izayah LeAfa leading the way with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Shea Ili scored 0.56 points on average when driving to the basket, totalling 15 points and 10 assists.
Greece v New Zealand – FIBA World Cup Live Stream
This FIBA World Cup Group C match-up from Manila will be available to stream live* worldwide on Courtside 1891 on Tuesday August 30 from 12.40 GMT.
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