Spain rallied past Greece in front of a sold-out crowd at Wizink Center in Madrid (87-80) in the second preparation game between the two national teams.
Following the Spaniards’ victory, the two teams split victories in their two-game preparation series (1-1).
VICTORIA de #LaFamilia 🔝
— Baloncesto España (@BaloncestoESP) August 11, 2022
The hosts were in control from the second quarter onwards and recovered from a blowout loss in Athens on Tuesday (86-70).
With Juancho Hernagomez and Sergio Llull taking over, Spain led by as many as 13 in the first half (45-32) and were in front by five at halftime (45-40).
The Greeks went on an 0-15 run between the second and third quarter to take the lead (45-47), but the hosts responded and regained control with a 20-6 run of their own (65-53).
Things didn’t change much in the fourth quarter, with the visitors cutting the deficit to eight (79-71), which wasn’t enough to give them the victory.
Hernangomez had 23 points and 10 rebounds for the winners, whereas Dimitris Agravanis led all scorers with 24 points, on 7/8 shooting.
Ο Δημήτρης Αγραβάνης έκανε ατομικό ρεκόρ με την Εθνική Ανδρών με τους 24 πόντους που σημείωσε. Το προηγούμενο ήταν οι 22 στην αναμέτρηση Τουρκία – Ελλάδα (28/2/2022). #HellasBasketball 🏀🇬🇷 pic.twitter.com/VM1Qw5vm1B
— Hellenic Basketball (@HellenicBF) August 11, 2022
Spain will complete its preparation for the EuroBasket with a pair of games against Lithuania next week (August 16-18). For its part, Greece will play Georgia, Poland and Turkey in Athens in its remaining peparation games (August 17-19).
Following the Second Round of the Basketball World Cup Qualifiers (August 25-28), the two teams will travel to Tbilisi and Milano, respectively, to enter the group stage of the EuroBasket.