Team USA upset with Greece’s Giannis, Thanasis Antetokounmpo
The Antetokounmpo brothers ruffled feathers during the FIBA World Cup matchup pitting Greece’s national team, featuring Giannis and Thanasis, against Team USA.
The Americans held on for a 69-53 win Saturday to clinch a spot in the quarterfinals next week, but toward the end of the game, tempers flared between Giannis and his NBA counterparts.
Team USA had all but secured its victory with about 1:40 left to play when Thanasis Antetokounmpo hit Harrison Barnes, who had a free dunk, from behind. It sent Barnes to the floor and a common foul was called on the play.
After the game ended, U.S. forward Jaylen Brown and Giannis Antetokounmpo exchanged words that almost escalated until referees and coaches came to break it up.
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