The German basketball players around Dennis Schröder also won the last game of the first group phase in the World Cup qualifier and are going into the next round almost flawlessly.
After the 93:83 (40:36) over Poland in Bremen, the selection of the German Basketball Association (DBB) takes eleven out of twelve possible points into the new season. It was the fifth win in six games.
The team of national coach Gordon Herbert, who only lost the opening game against Estonia when the Canadian made his debut, will meet European champions Slovenia around NBA superstar Luka Doncic and Finland in a new group from the end of August.
Third opponent is Sweden or Croatia. From the group of six, three teams are going to the 2023 World Cup, the starting position is excellent.
Schröder excelled with 38 points
The best thrower in the DBB team in Bremen’s ÖVB Arena was Dennis Schröder with 38 points, the 28-year-old had never recorded so many points in a game in the national jersey.
The player from Braunschweig made his comeback on Thursday after a nearly three-year break with the national team in an unchallenged victory against hosts Estonia in Tallinn (88:57).
The DBB team continues with the Supercup in Hamburg (August 19th/20th), which in preparation for the home European Championship (September 1st to 18th) with games in Cologne (preliminary round) and Berlin (final round) serves.
The next two World Cup qualifiers will be played between the Supercup and the EuroBasket. The finals will take place in Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines.