Eurobasket 2022 Germany vs. Spain semifinals featured a pre-tournament favourite and a surprise underdog. In the second of Friday’s games (7:30 pm UK), a new-look Spanish force faces a German team brimming with NBA talent that has risen to the moment.
Former Boston Celtic Daniel Theis may win a title in 2022 after all. The big man has aided Germany’s advance to the Eurobasket semifinals, where they will meet Spain on Friday in Berlin.
With Slovenia out suddenly, the victor of this game has a fantastic chance to win the championship.
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When does the game begin? What channel will it be broadcast on? –
The game will begin at 11:15 a.m. EST on Friday from Eurobasket Arena in Berlin. The game will air on TV via FuboTV
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PHASE OF KNOCKOUT
All knockout matches will be held in Berlin.
11:15 a.m.: Germany vs. Spain
Germany vs. Spain Preview:
This is a battle that is positively stacked with NBA talent. For the first time in recent memory, the Spanish are led by Willy and Juan (‘Juancho’) Hernangómez of the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans and Toronto Raptors, respectively. Rudy Fernández, who spent half a decade in ‘the Association’ before his current decade-long tenure with Real Madrid, is also in the backcourt. Meanwhile, Germany has two NBA veterans in big man Daniel Theis and point guard Dennis Schröder, as well as Orlando Magic emerging sensation Franz Wagner.
Spain won four of its five Group A games, totaling nine points. This was sufficient enough for a one-point victory in the group, with Turkley, Montenegro, and Belgium all ending with eight points. Germany, meanwhile, finished with nine points in group play. However, the Germans score one point fewer than Slovenia in those five group games. Unfortunately, this is the first tiebreaker. Germany finished second in Group B, one point ahead of fellow semifinalists France. The succeeding knockout stages have been exciting for both teams.
The Spanish required a fourth-quarter comeback against Lithuania to force overtime in the round of 16. They won 102-94 in overtime owing to the final of naturalised American Lorenzo Brown’s 28 points and eight assists and Willy Hernangómez’s 21 points and eight rebounds. In the quarterfinals versus Finland, despite 28 points and 11 rebounds from new Utah Jazz sensation Lauri Markkanen and an 11-point Finland lead after one quarter, Spain controlled the second half and eventually achieved a 100-90 win.
Meanwhile, Germany faced Montenegro in the round of 16. The game appeared to be over at halftime, with Germany leading 48-25. Though they certainly won, the Germans came out dreadfully flat in the second half and had to settle for a six-point victory, 85-79. In the quarterfinals against heavily favored Greece, led by universal megastar Giannis Antetokounmpo, Germany produced the tournament’s best performance, withstanding 31 points, seven rebounds, and eight assists from the two-time NBA MVP and cruising to a 107-96 win thanks to 22 points and eight assists from Schröder and 19 points from Wagner.
The Spanish are 4.5- to 5.5-point favorites in this game, according to the oddsmakers. Given Spain’s talent, experience, historical pedigree, and pre-tournament position, that’s very reasonable. At the same time, it’s impossible to argue against this German team, which is tremendously talented in its own right and is currently playing extremely well.
Given the great quantity of offensive talent on the court, the most plausible forecast for this game is for both teams to score at least 168 points.
Prediction: Spain/Germany will score more than 167.5 points.