September 6 Top Performers: Jokic, Giannis, Bost, Markkanen, Doncic
MUNICH (Germany) - Tuesday's action at FIBA EuroBasket 2022 had a bit of everything with new tournament highs in scoring and efficiency both being set by two separate players.
Nikola Jokic produced an effortless display with 29 points, on 11-of-13 shooting, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals to register an efficiency rating of 46 as Serbia maintained their perfect start by beating Israel 89-78 in Group D.
Earlier, Giannis Antetokounmpo had become only the third player in the 21st century to score 40+ points in a single game at EuroBasket with a stunning 41-point haul to guide Greece past Ukraine 99-79 in the battle of the unbeaten sides in Milan.
Dee Bost caught fire with a remarkable nine three-pointers on the way to dropping 33 points to keep Bulgaria's hopes of making the Round of 16 alive, whilst also dishing out 12 assists in the 92-80 triumph over Group A hosts, Georgia.
There's a return to the lineup for Slovenia's superstar Luka Doncic after putting up 36 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists in helping his side hand Germany their first loss in Group B in an important 88-80 success to round out the day.
Lauri Markkanen was the fourth player to score at least 30 points on Tuesday after finishing with 34 points and 10 rebounds for another double-double as Finland also returned to winning ways by beating Czech Republic 98-88 in Prague.