Dallas Mavericks wing Tyler Dorsey got a chance to take over the starring role on Monday as Giannis Antetokounmpo was rested against Great Britain on the first of a back-to-back set, but he did not take over. It was Greece’s third game in four days, and it is the start of a second back-to-back set, so head coach Dimitrios Itoudis was careful with Dorsey’s minutes on Monday. Great Britain fought hard, but the Greeks were ultimately just too much as they picked up the 93-77 win.
Kostas Sloukas got white hot, so it was easier to give Dorsey a break in this one. The Mavericks' two-way wing was the third leading scorer in EuroBasket 2022 coming into the game, but he had just five points on Monday. Dorsey made just one of his five field goals, and the 26-year-old played just 19.3 minutes against Great Britain.
The off night should not take away from how special Tyler Dorsey has been in the tournament. Here is a closer look at his performance and what is next for the Greek National Team at EuroBasket 2022.
Tyler Dorsey quiet as Greece tops Great Britain in EuroBasket 2022
Dorsey has played well on both ends of the floor in EuroBasket 2022. He got a quick steal, and knocked down one 3-pointer on Sept. 5. The 6’5 guard’s 3-point shooting, hustle, and scoring have been impressive in EuroBasket, and he will play better moving forward.
Greece moves to 3-0 in Group C, and they are just two victories away from winning their group. They have secured a place in the knockout stage, and the Greeks remain one of the favorites to win EuroBasket 2022.
Tyler Dorsey and Greece are back in action on Tuesday as they face Ukraine. Giannis Antetokounmpo will return to the floor, and it will make the Greek massive favorites to top Ukraine and win Group C at EuroBasket 2022. Fans won’t want to miss the Sept. 6 contest as Greece looks to keep building momentum for the knockout stage.