The highly expected game between Team Czech Republic and Team Greece ended with 77-84 in the Group Phase of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in Shenzhen Bay Sports Center. Even though the Czech Republic lost the game, with less than 12 points behind Greece, their chance of advancing into the next phase hasn't been totally denied yet as a result of their comparatively good winning track record. However lucky they may be in their previous games, they are only going to edge their way out throught one and they only way: if USA beats Brazil latter tonight. Here are some of the highlights from the game:
Patrik Auda (CZE-1) giving high fives to his team staff before the game. Photos by Liu Xudong
Martin Peterka (CZE-15) jumping up into the air and ready for a slam drunk.
Patrik Auda (CZE-1) hanging in the air after shooting a ball while Thanasis Antetokounmpo (GRE-43) jumping to stop the ball.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (GRE-34) in position for a free throw while his teammates watches.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (GRE-34) trying to pass the ball onto another team player when he finds his way blocked.
Vojtech Hruban (CZE-7) jumping to score a goal while the Greek team attentively trying to stop him.
Passionate Greek fans waving their arms in support of their national team.
A lucky girl fan chosen from the audience to participate in a shooting game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (GRE-34) blocking a Czech Republc team player with his body.
Tomas Satoransky (CZE-8) dribbling the ball while being closely followed by Nick Calathes (GRE-8).
Giannis Antetokounmpo (GRE-34) rushing to shoot the ball over the rim while being blocked by a number of Czech Republic team players.