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China: US and Greece train in Shenzhen ahead of Basketball World Cup match02:47

China: US and Greece train in Shenzhen ahead of Basketball World Cup match

China, Shenzhen
September 07, 2019 at 09:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

The national basketball teams of the US and Greece held their last practice in Shenzhen on Saturday, ahead of their clash in the 2019 FIBA World Cup group stage.

USA player Brook Lopez was wary of his team's opponents, highlighting their strengths and praising Milwaukee Bucks teammate Giannis Antetokounmpo. "I'm sure it's all business with him, and we've been trying to treat it the same way. We're excited to go out to compete against him," said Lopez.

Reflecting on the quality of the tournament, and the difference between the 1994 USA 'Dream Team', head coach Gregg Popovich said, "The game is so international now, and so many great players and coaches all over the world -- nothing is a given."

"There are four, five, six teams that could win this whole thing. It's just the way it is. It's great, it's great for basketball," he added.

US and Greece will face each other at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre on Saturday, at 12:30 GMT.

China: US and Greece train in Shenzhen ahead of Basketball World Cup match02:47
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The national basketball teams of the US and Greece held their last practice in Shenzhen on Saturday, ahead of their clash in the 2019 FIBA World Cup group stage.

USA player Brook Lopez was wary of his team's opponents, highlighting their strengths and praising Milwaukee Bucks teammate Giannis Antetokounmpo. "I'm sure it's all business with him, and we've been trying to treat it the same way. We're excited to go out to compete against him," said Lopez.

Reflecting on the quality of the tournament, and the difference between the 1994 USA 'Dream Team', head coach Gregg Popovich said, "The game is so international now, and so many great players and coaches all over the world -- nothing is a given."

"There are four, five, six teams that could win this whole thing. It's just the way it is. It's great, it's great for basketball," he added.

US and Greece will face each other at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre on Saturday, at 12:30 GMT.

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