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Greece coach Rick Pitino says he is planning on trying to qualify for the 2020 Olympics without Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Pitino officially took over as coach of the Greek national basketball team on Monday. He said he would leave a roster place open for Antetokounmpo in qualifying games but is not sure if he will be able to rely on his best player.
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Greece's national basketball team began its World Cup campaign with an easy 85-60 victory over Montenegro in Nanjing, China.
Greece opened a 42-16 lead at halftime and cruised from there.
Veteran forward Giorgos Printezis led Greece with 16 points.
Greece's superstar, reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, had 10 points in 16 minutes.
The teams of Serbia and Angola had played seven times against one another so far, and Serbia's national team managed to win every time, which made Serbia a big favorite in the eve of their eighth game in China, so they won again quite convincingly, with the surplus of 46 points.
NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and the rest of the Greek national team were in action on Saturday as part of the 2019 Suzhou International Basketball Challenge in China. Greece thrashed Jordan 92-65 in a game that took place ahead of the FIBA World Cup that kicks off in China next Saturday. Antetokounmpo scored 13 points, behind Giorgos Printezis with 17 points.