Dallas Mavericks wing Tyler Dorsey started against Estonia as Greece looked to stay sharp heading into the knockout stage of EuroBasket 2022. They had already secured Group C, but they wanted to finish undefeated as they rolled to a dominant 90-69 win on Sept. 8.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was in the lineup and certainly starred for Greece in the win over Estonia. The two-time NBA MVP had 25 points, five rebounds, four assists, and one steal in 19.3 minutes of action. He rested the entire fourth quarter as Greece is still four victories away from winning the European crown.
Tyler Dorsey missed a few shots, but he continues to play an important role on a deep and talented Greece squad. Here is a look at his performance on Thursday, and what is next for the Greeks in EuroBasket 2022.
Tyler Dorsey and Greece roll over Estonia to win Group C at EuroBasket 2022
Dorsey has started all five games during the group stage and remains a key shot-maker for Greece. The 6’5 guard took seven shots, including four 3-pointers on Thursday, but he only got two to fall. Dorsey finished with eight points, three rebounds, one assist, and two steals in 19.1 minutes in the win over Estonia.
It was an impressive group stage for Dorsey and Greece. The team finished undefeated, and they won the five games by a combined 65 points. Dorsey averaged 13.0 points and 1.6 steals in the group stage, and his jumper is one of the keys for the Greeks.
Teams are going to sell out to stop Giannis in the knockout stage, which will leave plenty of wide-open looks for Dorsey. The Mavericks' two-way wing needs to convert if Greece is going to win their third European championship.
Greece will return to action on Sunday as they face the fourth-place team in Group D. They will have to play a tough German squad in the quarterfinals that gave Luka Doncic and Slovenia problems during the group stage. Tyler Dorsey and his country will be favorites to reach the finals, but they will need to play their best to get there. Stay tuned for all the latest on the Dallas Mavericks at EuroBasket 2022 as the knockout stage gets underway.