By the numbers: The stats and facts from FIBA EuroBasket 2022
MUNICH (Germany) - FIBA EuroBasket 2022 is in the books having gone down as one of the most unpredictable tournaments in living memory.
There were surprising results, incredible fightbacks and plenty of big numbers produced as the stars showed out on the big stage to make some EuroBasket history.
So, let's take a look at some of the standout stats from this year's tournament:
Best ever since Galis: Giannis Antetokounmpo averaged 29.3 points per game at EuroBasket 2022 - the highest scoring average for a player in a single edition of the tournament since 1991 (Nikos Galis, 32.4 PPG).
Luka Magic on display in Cologne: Luka Doncic scored 47 points against France - the second-highest individual tally for a player in a single EuroBasket game ever (Belgium's Eddy Terrace, 63 points v Albania in 1957).
Star power in effect: This was the first time that three different players scored more than 40 points in a single game in an edition of the tournament (Luka Doncic - 47 v France; Lauri Markkanen - 43 v Croatia; Giannis Antetokounmpo - 41 v Ukraine).
Dishing and diming: Lorenzo Brown made 68 assists during EuroBasket 2022 - the second best tally for a player in a single tournament over the last 25 years following Mantas Kalnietis in 2015 (70).
Triple-double alert: Mateusz Ponitka became the first player to register a triple-double with 20+ points scored at EuroBasket since 1995 when he combined 26 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists against Slovenia.
It's raining threes: A total of 1520 three-pointers were scored during EuroBasket 2022 - the most in a single edition of the tournament since 1995; a team scored 10+ three-pointers in a single game on 79 occasions during the tournament, which is more than in the 2015 and 2017 editions combined (76).
Home rims in Cologne and Berlin: Germany made 118 three-pointers during the tournament - the most for a team in a single edition of EuroBasket since 1995.
Offensive-minded Greece: Greece averaged 92.3 points per game in this EuroBasket 2022 for the best average for a team in a single EuroBasket over the last 25 years.
Winning mentality: Spain won each of the three games where they were trailing at half-time during EuroBasket 2022 - more than any other team this year with each of those three games happening during the Knockout Phase.
Bring the noise, bring the points: An average of 166 points per game were scored in the tournament - the most at EuroBasket over the last 30 years. There were seven games that went to overtime with only the 2013 edition that has seen more of those games (8).