Greece managed an 84-77 victory over Czech Republic, however needed a 12-point margin of victory to progress to the semi-finals.
Czechs led at half-time, but Greece’s hopes for a wider margin were dashed as NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo was forced out of the game after being pinged for a contentious charge. He fouled out with five and a half minutes remaining. The team were 65-53 up when he re-entered the game during the fourth quarter.
Nick Calathes was the star man for Greece with 27 points:
Despite Greece’s seven-point win, the team goes home.
The Czechs will be in the last eight if Brazil lose to the United States.