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Greece sees off Mexico and prepares for Croatia

GEORGE GEORGAKOPOULOS

TAGS: Basketball

It only took a decent quarter for Greece to turn things in its favor and top its group at the Olympic qualifying tournament in Turin, Italy, downing Mexico 86-70 on Wednesday.

After a miserable first half when Mexico actually led 35-33, Greece regrouped to score a 27-13 partial score in the third quarter and take the game beyond the Mexicans.

Yiannis Antetokounmpo scored 21 points for Greece, followed by Yiannis Bouroussis with 16.

In the semifinal of the tournament Greece will face Croatia on Friday, hoping to reach Saturday’s final, probably against host Italy. It will likely take a much improved performance from Wednesday’s against Mexico for the Greeks to see off Croatia.

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