DR loses to Greece in Olympic Qualifier


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Feb 20, 2019
Chris Duarte / Listín Diario

After a first win to Egypt (FIBA ranked 40th), the Dominican Republic national basketball team (FIBA ranked 19th) succumbed to the powerful arm of Giannis Antetokounmpo. The NBA star player of the Greece national team (ranked 14th) scored 32 points in the game. The DR lost 82-109 during the qualifier game in the series played in Pireaus, Greece.

In the game against Greece, the DR’s only NBA player, Chris Duarte scored 26 points.

Listin Diario reports that the results of Olympic Qualifier Group B, in which the DR plays with Egypt and Greece, have been those expected. Yet, this is not the case for Group B (New Zealand, Croatia and Slovenia). In Group B, unexpectedly Croatia defeated Slovenia that has NBA star Luka Doncinc on the team. Slovenia is ranked 11th, New Zealand is ranked 21st and Croatia is ranked 30th.

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