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Luka Dončić, Slovenia to Play Giannis, Greece in 2024 Olympic Qualifying Semifinals

Paul Kasabian Featured Columnist II July 4, 2024 Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images Luka Dončić and the Slovenian national men’s basketball team will face Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Greek national team in the semifinals of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament on Saturday in Piraeus, Greece. Dončić led Slovenia to a 104-78 win over New Zealand on

Paul Kasabian Featured Columnist II July 4, 2024 Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images Luka Dončić and the Slovenian national men's basketball team will face Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Greek national team in the semifinals of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament on Saturday in Piraeus, Greece. Dončić led Slovenia to a 104-78 win over New Zealand on

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIJuly 4, 2024

PIRAEUS, GREECE - JULY 4: Luka Doncic of Slovenia during the FIBA Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament match between New Zealand and Slovenia on July 4, 2024 in Piraeus, Greece. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

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Luka Dončić and the Slovenian nationwide males’s basketball group will face Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Greek nationwide group within the semifinals of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Event on Saturday in Piraeus, Greece.

Dončić led Slovenia to a 104-78 win over New Zealand on Thursday to advance out of group play and make sure his residence nation’s spot within the semifinal spherical. Greece locked up a semifinal berth with a 93-71 victory over Egypt on Thursday.

Dončić starred within the semifinal with 36 factors, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to steer Slovenia, which wanted to win by no less than 10 factors to advance. Slovenia completed tied in group play at 1-1 with Croatia and New Zealand. Croatia and Slovenia moved onto the semifinals by advantage of the purpose differential tiebreaker.

Antetokounmpo acquired the time off towards Egypt, however the Greek group nonetheless loved a giant win to complete 2-0 in group play, taking pictures 59.7 p.c from the sphere.

Greece and Slovenia will now play on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. ET. The winner will face off towards both Croatia or the Dominican Republic within the qualifying event closing on Sunday.

And that group will lock in a spot within the Olympics in a gaggle that can embody Australia, Canada and the winner of the Spain qualifying event (both Finland, Spain, Bahamas or Lebanon).

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