September 7 Top Performers: Doncic, Valanciunas, Vezenkov, Obasohan, Lo
MUNICH (Germany) - Luka Doncic stole the headlines at FIBA EuroBasket 2022 on Wednesday after setting tournament-highs in both scoring and efficiency with a remarkable display.
The 23-year-old dropped 47 points in Slovenia's 88-82 triumph over France, whilst also adding 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals for an overall efficiency valuation of 47 - surpassing Nikola Jokic's mark of 46 set on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Jonas Valanciunas helped ensure Lithuania would be heading to Berlin as the dominant center posted 13 points and 15 rebounds for another double-double along with 5 assists in beating Bosnia and Herzegovina 87-70 in a must-win encounter.
Aleksandar Vezenkov produced another battling display for Bulgaria as their tournament came to an end with an 89-80 defeat against Belgium, despite his 26 points and 13 rebounds for a fourth double-double.
It was the Belgian Lions who advanced to the Round of 16 with Retin Obasohan playing a starring role with a 25-point haul to go with 7 rebounds and 3 assists in the crucial win.
Maodo Lo rounds out the lineup after another strong showing for Germany with 21 points on 75 percent shooting as well as handing out 4 assists in their emphatic 106-71 success against Hungary to finish up 4-1 in Group B.