Prediction respected for the European champions against the Germans: 94-70 the final, 27 points for the play, Doncic undertone but closes with 20
The day of the quarter-finals at the Saitama Arena opens with Slovenia-Germany. Prediction closed and respected for the European champions (94-70), who in the semifinals will meet the winner of Italy-France
Superior Slovenia in everything and for once in the center of the stage there is not Luka, but Goran Dragic, perfect in the 25-14 of the first period. Germany collects but does not collapse, Maodo Lo’s triples and rebound superiority push them into the 12-0 partial which even allows them to put their heads in front (31-32 at 15 ‘). Before the mid-game break we return to the end of the line: new blaze by Blazic and Dragic (5/5 from the field and 12 points in the first 20 minutes) and 44-37 at rest. Doncic is not in his best day, he seems to be traveling at low gears and looking closely, this is not bad news in a 3-game tournament in 5 days from now to the final. The point is that even when the engine is idling, assists appear that open the field (8 in 24 minutes). Imagine when it lights up …
The new jolt for +14 bears Luka’s signature: triple and a screaming pass for Tobey’s, 7 points in quick succession and hands firmly on the wheel (66-54 at 30 ‘) thanks also to the collective rebound improvement. Prepelic starts the last quarter with Doncic’s tenth assist, who after the Games will announce the superstar contract renewal with Dallas. It takes three triples in a row, the last with the exultation of master of the field of number 77, to definitively bury the resistance of Germany (82-63 with 5 ‘from the end). When Goran Dragic (27 points) slips the fifth ball from the arc waving his arms in a blatant way, the verdict becomes definitive: game over. Slovenia closes at + 24 with another game (20 points, 8 rebounds, 11 assists) at the limit of the triple double of its phenomenon that has gold in its sights. The competition is warned.
Slovenia: Dragic 27, Doncic 20. Germany: Lo 11, Giffey 10
ITALY-FRANCE at 10.20
AUSTRALIA-ARGENTINA at 2.00 pm. Semi-finals on August 5th.
August 3 – 05:02
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