Germany national basketball team

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The Germany national basketball team (Deutsche Basketballnationalmannschaft or Die Mannschaft) represents Germany in international basketball competition.wikipedia
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Greece national basketball team

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In the finals, the team was blown out by Greece, but Nowitzki was named MVP again, and the team won the election to "Team of the Year" by the German press again.
They have also reached the EuroBasket winning it twice, in 1987 beating the Soviet Union 103–101 in the final in Athens, and in 2005 defeating Germany convincingly by the score of 78–62 in the final in Belgrade.

Lebanon national basketball team

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They then beat Lebanon 58–56 in the 13th–16th place semifinals to advance to the 13th/14th place game, in which they were defeated by Romania.
They lost the first 58–56 to West Germany, but won against Denmark 74–40 to take 15th place of the 17 teams.

Dirk Nowitzki

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But then, German basketball got a lucky break when a lanky youth named Dirk Nowitzki tried his luck with the Dallas Mavericks and became a superstar.
In international play, Nowitzki led the German national basketball team to a bronze medal in the 2002 FIBA World Championship and silver in EuroBasket 2005, and was the leading scorer and MVP in both tournaments.

EuroBasket

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Germany's biggest achievements to date have been competing in 24 appearances at the EuroBasket winning the gold in 1993 (on home soil), and silver in 2005 respectively.
1993 saw a shock winner, with Germany taking the championship at home with a one-point victory over Russia.

Detlef Schrempf

For this reason, important players like Detlef Schrempf, Uwe Blab or Christian Welp often were unavailable in big tournaments.
He played for the West German, and later German, national team in the 1984 and 1992 Summer Olympics and the 1983 and 1985 EuroBasket championships.

Turkey national basketball team

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In 2001, Germany played Turkey and was one second away from the final, when Turkey nailed a buzzer beater to send the game into overtime. The team was drawn into the Group B, seen by many as the "Group of Death", with Spain, Italy, Turkey, Serbia and Iceland. At the EuroBasket 2011, Germany qualified for the second round with wins over Israel, Italy and Latvia, but in the second round they only managed a win over Turkey, losing to Spain and Lithuania, and failed to reach the knockout stage.
As the host country of the EuroBasket 2001, the Turkish national basketball team, led by coach Aydın Örs, reached the EuroBasket final for the first time in their history (a few years earlier, Aydın Örs had reached the final of the 1992–93 FIBA Saporta Cup and won the 1995–96 FIBA Korać Cup as the coach of Turkish club Efes Pilsen, which was the first European title won by a Turkish basketball team.) Turkey defeated Croatia in the quarter-finals and Germany in the semi-finals, before playing with Yugoslavia in the final.

FIBA Basketball World Cup

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Germany has also made six appearances at the World Cup, with their best finish coming in 2002, when the national team won bronze.
FR Yugoslavia, led by Peja Stojaković of the Sacramento Kings and Dejan Bodiroga of FC Barcelona won the final game against Argentina, while Dirk Nowitzki, who was the tournament's MVP, led Germany to the bronze, its first ever World Championship medal.

France national basketball team

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In the consolation round, Germany lost 73–75 against France, losing a lead in the last 18 seconds with two turnovers. Drawn in Group A, they kicked off the tournament with a surprise win over France (who would later go on to win the tournament), but then suffered losses to Ukraine, Belgium and Great Britain, the latter two eliminating them from contention.
France lost the quarter-finals to Germany 77–81 and finished 6th place overall.

East Germany national basketball team

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Between 1955 and 1973, Germany temporarily competed with an East German national basketball team as well.
At the EuroBasket 1959 in Istanbul, unlike its counterpart from West Germany, the East German national team qualified for the EuroBasket but only finished 14th out of 17.

Nigeria national basketball team

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In the knock-out phase, Germany fought a tough match versus underdogs Nigeria, ending in a 78–77 win when Nigerian star Ime Udoka missed a last-second layup.
They surprisingly finished third in Group A, then were narrowly defeated by Germany in the Round of 16.

Iceland men's national basketball team

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The team was drawn into the Group B, seen by many as the "Group of Death", with Spain, Italy, Turkey, Serbia and Iceland.
Finishing (0-5) in their Group B pool, played in Berlin with defeats at the hands of Germany, Italy, Serbia, Spain, and Turkey.

Italy national basketball team

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The team was drawn into the Group B, seen by many as the "Group of Death", with Spain, Italy, Turkey, Serbia and Iceland. At the EuroBasket 2011, Germany qualified for the second round with wins over Israel, Italy and Latvia, but in the second round they only managed a win over Turkey, losing to Spain and Lithuania, and failed to reach the knockout stage. Led by rising star Dennis Schröder, they finished second in their preliminary round group with victories against Ukraine, Georgia, and Italy.
At EuroBasket 2003, Italy showed a strong performances and defeated Germany and Greece but was later kicked out by Spain in the semifinals.

Ukraine national basketball team

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Drawn in Group A, they kicked off the tournament with a surprise win over France (who would later go on to win the tournament), but then suffered losses to Ukraine, Belgium and Great Britain, the latter two eliminating them from contention. Led by rising star Dennis Schröder, they finished second in their preliminary round group with victories against Ukraine, Georgia, and Italy.
With less than 24 hours to regroup for their next tilt, Ukraine faced Germany where they lost again, this time by the score of 81-60.

Angola national basketball team

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They were eliminated from the competition following an overtime game with Angola, and would finish with a 2-3 record, beating Serbia and Jordan.
Angola competed at the 2006 World Championship in Group B, alongside Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Panama, and Spain.

2010 FIBA World Championship

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Two years later, Germany qualified for the 2010 World Cup as a wild card.
FIBA then whittled down the teams to eight semifinalists – Cameroon, Germany, Great Britain, Korea, Lebanon, Lithuania, Nigeria, and Russia.

Belgium national basketball team

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Drawn in Group A, they kicked off the tournament with a surprise win over France (who would later go on to win the tournament), but then suffered losses to Ukraine, Belgium and Great Britain, the latter two eliminating them from contention.
After losing an hard fought battle to Ukraine in their first match, they rebounded quickly in their second game, pulling off a stunner at the hands of Germany in overtime 77-73.

2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup

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Roster for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.
Canada, China, Germany, Ivory Coast, Russia, and Tunisia were returning to the World Cup after missing out in 2014.

2006 FIBA World Championship

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At the 2006 World Cup in Saitama, Germany won most of its first-round matches, only losing to Spain.

EuroBasket 1939

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Even the basketball newcomers Great Britain, Turkey, and Germany planned to participate in it.

Lithuania men's national basketball team

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At the EuroBasket 2011, Germany qualified for the second round with wins over Israel, Italy and Latvia, but in the second round they only managed a win over Turkey, losing to Spain and Lithuania, and failed to reach the knockout stage.
In Braunschweig, Germany, Lithuania achieved the third place among the four very capable teams (Yugoslavia, France and Germany).

United States men's national basketball team

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In the quarter-finals, Germany played top favorite USA, and managed to play an excellent first half, trailing only 39–41.
The United States Team, dubbed Dream Team V or the Redeem Team, dominated Group B in pool play, defeating China, Angola, Greece, world champion Spain, and Germany by an average of 32.2 points.

EuroBasket 2015 Group B

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The team was drawn into the Group B, seen by many as the "Group of Death", with Spain, Italy, Turkey, Serbia and Iceland.
The group was composed of Germany, Iceland, Italy, Serbia, Spain and Turkey.

Slovenia national basketball team

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However, an inspired Dirk Nowitzki powered the team into the finals, eliminating favorites like Spain and Slovenia on its way.

Great Britain national basketball team

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Drawn in Group A, they kicked off the tournament with a surprise win over France (who would later go on to win the tournament), but then suffered losses to Ukraine, Belgium and Great Britain, the latter two eliminating them from contention.
Winning their fourth group game against favoured Germany put them on the verge of advancing to the second round of the tournament for the first time in their history.

Georgia national basketball team

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Led by rising star Dennis Schröder, they finished second in their preliminary round group with victories against Ukraine, Georgia, and Italy.