Basketball Wiretap

Spain Defeats France In EuroBasket Final

Sep 18, 2022 4:27 PM

Spain defeated France by a score of 88-76 in the EuroBasket Final. This was Spain's fourth gold medal win in EuroBasket.

Juancho Hernangomez led Spain with 27 points. He shot 9-of-11 from the field, including 7-of-9 on three-pointers in the victory. Lorenzo Brown finished with 14 points and 11 assists for Spain, while Willy Hernangomez added 14 points and eight rebounds.

Evan Fournier led France with 23 points. Thomas Heurtel had 16 points and seven assists in the losing effort for France.

In the Bronze Medal Game, Germany defeated Poland. Dennis Schroder led the Germans with 26 points and six assists.

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Tags: Juancho Hernangomez, Evan Fournier, Lorenzo Brown, Willy Hernangomez, Thomas Heurtel, Spain, France, International, National, National Euro Championship, National Misc Rumor, International Misc Rumor, National Teams

Shane Larkin Out For Remainder Of EuroBasket Due To Hand Injury

Sep 9, 2022 9:56 AM

Former NBA and European star Shane Larkin will miss the rest of EuroBasket after suffering an injury to fingers on his shooting hand. Turkish National Team head coach Ergin Ataman confirmed that Larkin would need surgery after being injured in a game against Montenegro.

In addition to missing the rest of EuroBasket, Larkin is expected to miss the opener of the EuroLeague season for Anadolu Efes. The veteran point guard struggled during EuroBasket play shooting only 33% while dealing with the injury.

This past offseason Larkin signed a two-year deal with Anadolu Efes that is reportedly worth over $7 million. The deal has an option for the second season and does include an NBA out if Larkin wanted to return stateside.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Held Out Of Greece's Monday Game With Knee Pain

Sep 5, 2022 3:12 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo was held out of Greece's 93-77 win over Great Britain in Monday's EuroBasket game due to knee pain.

"He had discomfort in his knee but nothing major," Greece head coach Dimitris Itoudis said at his postgame news conference, adding "we did not want to risk anything so we did not dress him up today."

Antetokounmpo is expected to return to action on Tuesday against Ukraine. 

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Tags: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks, Greece, NBA, NBA Injury, National, National Euro Championship, National Teams

Furkan Korkmaz Attacked By Georgia Players Following Ejection, According To Turkey Officials

Sep 5, 2022 1:38 AM

Furkan Korkmaz was attacked by several Georgia players in a hallway incident following his ejection from a EuroBasket game, according to Turkish basketball officials. 

“While Furkan Korkmaz was walking in the hallway to the locker rooms with our trainer, Georgia’s players who were not in the active roster attacked him together with the ejected player and the police. There should not be an attack on the player that goes to the locker room.

"At the end of the match, 30 policemen each pushed us into a fight. We got into a fight with Georgia’s official police. I am calling out to FIBA and I have also told FIBA’s officials. Let no one deceive themselves or think that we are stupid. They will bring us all the camera footage from that corridor minute by minute without anything missing. If those cameras do not come to us, we will leave this tournament," said Turkish basketball federation vice-president Omer Onan.

Korkmaz was initially ejected for a confrontation with Georgia's Duda Sanadze in the fourth quarter. 

Korkmaz was not injured in the ensuing hallway incident.

Georgia beat Turkey 88-83 in the game. 

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