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Poland went from an early exit from the first round of European qualification for the 2023 Basketball World Cup to reaching the top four at EuroBasket for the first time in more than 50 years, while France have endured some serious scares already in the play-off phase.
France survived late spurts in regulation before pulling out a 93-85 overtime victory over Italy. Meanwhile, Poland achieved a huge result by defeating defending champion Slovenia 90-87. The main hero of the match, Matevush Panitka, made a triple-double and deprived Luka Doncic of the chance to compete for the title.
The 29-year-old is averaging 15.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game and will have a big impact on Poland’s success. Meanwhile, Terry Tarpey is a EuroBasket hero for France, the defender saw off Italy’s Simone Fontecchio in the quarter-finals and will also play another important role in that match.
It is also worth paying attention to Alexander Balcerovsky. He had 11 points and 4 rebounds against Slovenia, but will need to avoid early fouls against France to match Rudy Gobert’s playoff double-double.
France had 18 quarter-final losses, the tournament’s worst team in that category. The Poles must be ready to capitalize on any additional possessions they can get.
Basketball. Eurobasket. Semi-final. Poland – France. Live broadcast