EuroBasket 2022, the newest edition of the quadrennial tournament to determine the basketball champion of Europe, tipped off on Sept. 1 and runs through Sept. 18 with games played in the Czech Republic, Georgia, Italy and Germany. The knockout stage is being held in Berlin. Luka Doncic and reigning champions Slovenia were supposed to defend their title in 2021, but when the 2020 Olympics were postponed a year due to COVID-19, EuroBasket was also pushed back.
The slight schedule adjustment will not affect future tournaments, however, and the next event will be held in 2025 as scheduled.
Two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is playing for Greece, while reigning back-to-back MVP Nikola Jokic was suiting up for Serbia before they were eliminated by Italy. Those two, along with Doncic, highlight the list of NBA players who are in action in the tournament. Also worth watching is France, which won the silver medal at the 2020 Olympics. France has five NBA players suiting up, including three-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert.
Ahead of the tournament, here’s everything you need to know:
Note: Montenegro replaced Russia, which was disqualified from participating by FIBA due to the invasion of Ukraine.
Bosnia and HerzegovinaFrance*Germany*HungaryLithuania*Slovenia*
*Qualified for knockout stage
The tournament will begin with the group stage, which features four groups of six teams. Each group will play a round-robin, in which each team will play the other five teams in its group once. Teams will receive two points for a win and one point for a loss, and the top four teams in each group will advance to the knockout stage. If two teams are tied in points, their head-to-head matchup will be the first tiebreaker. Subsequent tiebreakers will be point differential followed by points scored if necessary.
The 16 teams that advance to the knockout stage will then be placed in a bracket based on their qualifying position. From there, it’s single-elimination matchups all the way until the final, which will be played in Berlin on Sept. 18.
Schedule, scores, live stream
All times Eastern
Sept. 1: Spain 114, Bulgaria 87Sept. 1: Turkey 72, Montenegro 68Sept. 1: Belgium 79, Georgia 76Sept. 3: Montenegro 76, Belgium 70Sept. 3: Turkey 101, Bulgaria 87Sept. 3: Spain 90, Georgia 64Sept. 4: Montenegro 91, Bulgaria 81Sept. 4: Belgium 83, Spain 73Sept. 4: Georgia 88, Turkey 83Sept. 6: Turkey 78, Belgium 63Sept. 6: Spain, 82, Montenegro 65Sept. 6: Bulgaria 92, Georgia 80Sept. 7: Spain 72, Turkey 69Sept. 7: Belgium 89, Bulgaria 80Sept. 7: Montenegro 81, Georgia 73
Sept. 1: Bosnia and Herzegovina 95, Hungary 85Sept. 1: Slovenia 92, Lithuania 85Sept. 1: Germany 76, France 63Sept. 3: Germany 92, Bosnia and Herzegovina 82Sept. 3: France 77, Lithuania 73Sept. 3: Slovenia 103, Hungary 88Sept. 4: Germany 109, Lithuania 107Sept. 4: Bosnia & Herzegovina 97, Slovenia 93Sept. 4: France 78, Hungary 74Sept. 6: France 81, Bosnia and Herzegovina 68Sept. 6: Lithuania 87, Hungary 64Sept. 6: Slovenia 88, Germany 80Sept. 7: Lithuania 87, Bosnia and Herzegovina 70Sept. 7: Slovenia 88, France 82Sept. 7: Germany 106, Hungary 71
Sept. 2: Ukraine 90, Great Britain 61Sept. 2: Greece 89, Croatia 85Sept. 2: Italy 83, Estonia 62Sept. 3: Croatia 86, Great Britain 65Sept. 3: Ukraine, 74, Estonia 73Sept. 3: Greece 85, Italy 81Sept. 5: Croatia 73, Estonia 70Sept. 5: Greece 93, Great Britain 77Sept. 5: Ukraine 84, Italy 73Sept. 6: Estonia 94, Great Britain 62Sept. 6: Greece 99, Ukraine 79Sept. 6: Italy 81, Croatia 76Sept. 8: Croatia 90, Ukraine 85Sept. 8: Greece 90, Estonia 69Sept. 8: Italy 90, Great Britain 56
Sept. 2: Israel 89, Finland 87Sept. 2: Poland 99, Czech Republic 84Sept. 2: Serbia 100, Netherlands 76Sept. 3: Finland 89, Poland 59Sept. 3: Serbia 81, Czech Republic 68Sept. 3: Israel 74, Netherlands 67Sept. 5: Poland 85, Israel 76Sept. 5: Czech Republic 88, Netherlands 80Sept. 5: Serbia 100, Finland 70Sept. 6: Poland 75, Netherlands 69Sept. 6: Finland 98, Czech Republic 88Sept. 6: Serbia 89, Israel 78Sept. 8: Finland 88, Netherlands 67Sept. 8: Czech Republic 88, Israel 77Sept. 8: Serbia 96, Poland 69
Sept. 10: France 87, Turkey 86 (OT)Sept. 10: Slovenia 88, Belgium 72Sept. 10: Germany 85, Montenegro 79 Sept. 10: Spain 102, Lithuania 94 (OT)Sept. 11: Poland 94, Ukraine 86Sept. 11: Finland 94, Croatia 86Sept. 11: Italy 94, Serbia 86Sept. 11: Greece 94, Czech Republic 88
(All times Eastern)
Sept. 13: Spain 100, Finland 90Sept. 13: Germany vs. Greece | 2:30 p.m. | ESPN+Sept. 14: France vs. Italy | 11:15 a.m. | ESPN+Sept. 14: Slovenia vs. Poland | 2:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Sept. 16: Germany/Greece winner vs. Spain | TBA | ESPN+Sept. 16: Slovenia/Poland winner vs. France/Italy winner | TBA | ESPN+
Sept. 18 | 1:05 p.m. | ESPN+
Sept. 18 | 4:20 p.m. | ESPN+
NBA players participating
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sviatoslav Mikhailiuk, free agent