The advantage was then lost by Germany at the beginning of the fourth quarter, which allowed Spain to take the lead by six points very fast. Germany was unable to overcome the disadvantage, and the final score was 91-96. The hosts effectively forfeited a game they had already won by playing poorly against themselves and losing.
Denis Schroder, the point guard, had an outstanding tournament and deserved special recognition for his performance in the semifinals, in which he scored 30 points. In addition, Andreas Obst made five of his eight attempts from beyond the arc. Both Daniel Theis and Franz Wagner scored more than ten points, but when contrasted to their performance in the quarterfinals against Greece, it wasn’t very comfortable to see.
After Poland stunned the defending European champion Slovenia in the quarterfinals, it appeared as though Poland did not have the energy or excitement for their semifinal match against France. The Blues completely annihilated the Poles with a score of 95–54. There was never any doubt about who would emerge victorious from the very first to the very last second of play.
Despite suffering a humiliating defeat at the hands of France, the squad led by Igor Milicic was able to pull off a victory in this EuroBasket competition. On the last day of the competition, almost no one anticipated Poland to be in a position to compete for medals.
During the final round of qualification for the World Cup, the bitter rivals played each other twice, with Germany emerging victorious both times.
The Germans have beaten the Poles five times out of the previous six times they have competed against them.
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The German national team suffered a major setback in the semifinals of the competition. It is not even the fact that they were defeated that should offend the Germans; rather, it is the manner in which it occurred — the inexperienced Germans effectively delivered the victory to the old fox Sergio Scariolo all by himself. When they play the Poles in the match for third place, the players on Gordon Herbert’s team will undoubtedly vent their anger on them. In the semifinals, France displayed their level of play, and Germany, who also showed their level of play, should have little trouble outplaying their opponent who is overachieving.
Prediction: Germany will win the game.
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