Poland beats Slovenia with Doncic and will face France in the semis.
On Wednesday, in the quarterfinals of the European Championship in Berlin, Poland eliminated Slovenia, the tournament’s defending champion.
Sensation in Berlin! It is now Slovenia’s turn to compete, following in the footsteps of Serbia and Greece, and to a lesser extent, Lithuania and Croatia. Even though he contributed 14 points on 5/15, 11 rebounds, and 7 assists, Luka Doncic was unable to prevent the reigning European champions from losing to Poland (87-90) on Wednesday during the fourth and final quarter of the championship match. The Poles were up by as many as 23 points when they noticed the Slovenians coming back on their heels, but their efforts were futile. Mateusz Ponitka led Poland in scoring with 26 points and was also the game’s leading scorer.
As a result, the Polish team will compete against France, who advanced to the semifinals of the European competition with their stunning victory against Italy (93-85 ap), on Friday. The match will begin at 5:15 p.m. After that, Germany, captained by Dennis Schroder, will take on Spain in their stadium at 8:30 p.m.