Greece crowned European champions

by SF

Greece, won their second European basketball championship in Belgrade on Sunday night, beating Germany 78-62 in the final.
The star was Theodoros Papaloukas who scored 22 points, including eight in a row early in the third quarter.
Germany looked tired and were forced into 21 turnovers but had the match’s highest scoring player, Dirk Nowitzki, with 23 points.
Greece’s previous title win was on home soil in 1987.
Earlier, France, with NBA stars Tony Parker and Mickael Pietrus in their team, beat Spain 98-68 in the third-place play-off.