Second round play at the FIBA World Cup in China begins for Team USA on Saturday when they face Greece in a sexy matchup that includes the reigning MVP of the NBA, Giannis Antetokounmpo taking on his American colleagues in a key matchup.
Greece poses the toughest test the USA squad has faced thus far with excess dynamic length thanks to Giannis and his older brother Thanasis, as well as several other lengthy wing players.
Myles Turner will have his hands full with 7’1 center, Georgios Papagiannis. The 22-year-old big man is averaging 9.5 points and 5.5 rebounds for Greece. Coach Pop will have to lean on the USA’s quickness while trying keep tabs on Giannis.
Domantas Sabonis and Lithuania begin their second round with an 8 a.m. ET tip against France. Like the U.S. team, France made it through first-round pool play unscathed led by a handful of NBA players including Rudy Gobert, Nicolas Batum and Evan Fournier among others.
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USA vs. Greece
Time: 8:30 a.m. ET
Where: Shenzhen Bay Sports Center -- Shenzhen, China
Watch: ESPN+ streaming