Toronto (Canada), July 5 (EFE) .- The Czech men’s basketball team clearly defeated Greece 97-72 in the pre-Olympic match in Victoria (Canada), giving it a place in the Tokyo Olympics.
This is the first time the Czech men’s basketball team has competed in the Olympics since the partition of former Czechoslovakia.
With their victory, the Czech Republic won last place in Group A of the Tokyo Olympics, which included Iran, France and the United States.
The Czech team started the game strong and advanced 10 points 32-22 in the first quarter. The Greeks tried to make up for the loss in the second quarter, and when it came to half time, the score was 50-43 in favor of sex.
But halfway through, the Checkers, who had beaten their favorite team Canada in the semifinals yesterday, stepped on the accelerator and scored 31 points against the Hellenic team in the third quarter. With a 27-point advantage, the last quarter was a clean process.
The highest scorer in the competition was Pisto Basket 2000 (Italy)’s Czech center, who finished the match with 20 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 theft and 1 volley.
The highest scorer on the Hellenic team was Giorgios Papagianis, the center of Panathinaikos with 14 points and 3 rebounds.
Chicago Bulls Czech point guard Tomas Sadoranski was also selected as the MVP of the tournament, which also featured Canada, China, Turkey and Uruguay.
After the match, Sadoranci declared that ‘we did not start well (match). There was a lot to do with the lack of practice and the lack of preparation, but we trusted this group. ‘EFE
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