Two teammates on the Atlanta Hawks will be squaring off on international grounds today.
The two top teams in the Group B standings of the 2017 EuroBasket will face off today at 11:30 eastern time. Those two teams are Italy led by Marco Belinelli of the Atlanta Hawks, and Germany who is led by starting point guard of the Atlanta Hawks Dennis Schroder.
Both squads are 2-1 in EuroBasket play so far and both are coming off losses in their last game. While the winner of this game likely takes Group B, we are more excited about the two Hawks that will be going head to head today.
Dennis Schroder and Marco Belinelli have both been sensational in the tournament so far. Dennis Schroder is tied for first in points per game in this year’s EuroBasket at 25 points per game matching that of Goran Dragic. He is shooting 43.8% from three point range and 48% from the field.
Marco Belinelli comes in at 10th in the scoring list at 19.3 points per game for Italy. He is shooting an absurd 56.5% (13-22) from three point range in his three games played so far. Both players will look to continue their dominant play into their matchup today in hopes of winning what is a crucial game.
Both teams hold tiebreaker points ahead of Lithuania who are also 2-1. The loser of this game between Italy and Germany risks falling down to 3rd in the Group B standings if Lithuania were to win. The stakes are high with this one, and expect both Atlanta Hawks players in this game to give it all to win.
The game will begin at 11:30 eastern time. You can catch the game as well as any EuroBasket matchup on the WatchESPN app or on ESPN3.