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The Greek Dream Team > Greece 101 – USA 95 September 1, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Basketball.
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I am still on holidays but could not miss the game.

Our National Basketball Team has made us, for one more time, proud. Thank you guys!

The Greeks (8-0) can add a world title to the European championship they won in 2005 with a victory over either Spain or Argentina in Sunday’s gold medal game. Those teams, also undefeated, met in Friday’s second game.

“They played like a champion plays,” United States forward Shane Battier said of Greece.

“Basketball is not just about dribbling and shooting,” said Greece coach Panagiotis Yannakis, who took a congratulatory call from Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis after the game. “You can come off the bench with a clear mind and give the best of your talent and that’s what our players did today.”

The Greeks – with no current NBA players on their roster – danced in a circle at halfcourt after their victory over an American team put together after a series of recent failures.

“Big players play big games,” said guard Theodoros Papaloukas, the MVP of the European final who had 12 assists Friday. “And today I think we played very good.”

Read the article from Fox Sports > Greece sizzles while U.S. shooters struggle