Domantas Sabonis recalls viral EuroBasket moment against Bosnia and rates FIBA ​​basketball /News

Domantas Sabonis says FIBA ​​basketball is tough where you can’t just shoot any kind of shot because every possession really matters.

Domantas Sabonis is gearing up for a new season with the Kings finally looking to end a disastrous streak as Sacramento haven’t made the playoffs in NBA-record 16 seasons.

Domantas Sabonis

Position: PF, C
Age: 26
Height: 211cm
Lester: 109 kilograms
Place of birth: Portland, United States of America

The Lithuanian big man has just won a FIBA ​​EuroBasket 2022 with the NBA’s brightest stars on board.

Just like Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Jokic and Luka Doncic, Sabonis says it’s harder to play basketball in Europe than in the NBA.

“It’s really tough. There’s a lot of training and a lot of scouting. The defense is already in place. You can’t take just any type of shot. Every possession really counts. All games are usually points. Any silly turnover or trip really hurts your team,” Sabonis told NBA.com’s Mark Medina.

“And you play for your country and in a tournament like March Madness. In the playoffs, you have seven games. If you miss a game, there’s usually no upset. If an NBA team beats you, they’re better because they’ve won four games against you. In Europe, if you get a night off, you struggle. You can’t just rely on offense,” an NBA All-Star added to two times.

Lithuania qualified for the EuroBasket round of 16 before losing to Spain who eventually became the kings of Europe.

“It was quite an experience to play for your country. I feel like we were a very good team but we were unlucky. We were in a tough group. I’m excited for the year I feel like we missed our chance.

“Every game we lost was either in overtime or we were up in the final minutes. We’ve played almost every team in the Final Four. We’ll come back stronger next year. Where we have struggled, we need to do better, talk more and scout more. We will do all these things to be better prepared,” Sabonis assured.

Finally, a Lithuanian star commented on a viral EuroBasket moment.

A Bosnian player taunted Sabonis after blocking his dunk but Arnas Butkevicius immediately got up and delivered a poster for the Lithuanians’ opponent.

How was this moment?

“The game was dead by then. There were only a few minutes left. I went upstairs and was blocked, and he was screaming. I was like, ‘Why are you screaming?’ “The match’s over. It’s an elimination match, and they’ve already been eliminated. I see my teammate coming up and I’m like, ‘I’m going to distract him for a second so he gets soaked.’ got soaked, I screamed in his face,” Sabonis recalled of the whole situation.

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