Sport Despite a long lead: German basketball players lose Olympia prelude to Italy

11:21  25 july  2021
11:21  25 july  2021 Source:   kicker.de

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defeat against co-favorite

Maodo Lo hat mit Deutschland den Olympia-Auftakt verloren. © AFP Via Getty Images Maodo Lo has lost the Olympic prelude with Germany.

a total of 24 points from the strong Berlin Alba-Profi Maodo Lo were not enough to make a first step towards the quarterfinal. From initial nervousness and early 0: 5 residue was quickly not felt at the DBB selection. With 25:14 the German team was already after seven minutes mainly thanks to a superior hit rate from the distance. Seven of the first ten three-point attempts found the way into the basket, the strong Andreas fruit sank without disturbing alone three in succession. Italy seemed pretty surprised by the German offensive strength and initially had no antideline ready.

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Only in June the Italians had lost 79:91 against Germany in Hamburg, but still in very different occupation. In a total of 65 official international matches, the Azzurri are clearly superior, 52 of the comparisons, while German successes (13) are rare. Both teams had solved the ticket for the summer games at their respective qualification tournaments, the southern Europeans even switched off even Serbia. While Italy won silver already twice, the German basketballists are still without medals and now absolutely want to be at least in the quarterfinals.

In the preliminary round group, Germany is now meeting on Wednesday (300 o'clock / mesz) on Nigeria and then next Saturday on the World Cup fourth Australia. One of these games must be at least won for the progress. The two best teams of the group move safely into the round of the last eight, and two of the three third places come to the first K.O. Round. In her previously last Olympia participation, the selection of the German Basketball federal federal was superstar Dirk Novitzki 2008 in Beijing failed in the preliminary round.

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Four final minutes without point

In Japan, the Rödl team quickly made it quick to realize that it now wants. Moritz Wagner von der Orlando Magic and Maodo Lo from Alba Berlin shone in the second quarter with good actions, marriage Italy revealed NBA Star Danilo Galinari. At the booth of 43:43, the compensation succeeded just before the break.

After the break, the Germans quickly returned with ten points (59:49), before the former Bundesliga professionals Nicolo Melli (Bamberg) and Simone Fontecchio (Berlin) Italy brought back into play. In the hectic closing phase of a competitive encounter with many mistakes on both sides, nobody could decisively settle until the middle of the final district. In the last more than four minutes, however, the German team no longer succeeded in corporation, so that the defeat in the end was clearly visible.

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