Three days after Bosnia beat Greece by six in Germany, the two sides faced off again in Athens Tuesday, this time the Greeks dominated, winning by 17 and holding Mirza Teletovic to 13, all in the second half. Both teams were playing their fourth "friendly" in five nights, and the game showed it.
Bosnia started slowly with Teletovic missing, then picked up in the second half. After dominating one of Europe's top defenders in the first game, Teletovic was stymied by the same player, Rockets Euro-Stash Kostas Papanikolaou.
Papanikolaou praised Teletovic, saying, "I think it's very important that we stop Teletović which is a fantastic player. Was an important test for us to see how we have progressed past few days."
In the first game, Teletovic dominated Papanikolaou, with 27 points and 11 rebounds.
"It's important to stop Teletovic" (Google Translate) - Sportsport Bosnia