Greece's Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts after a match against Czech Republic for the FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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Greece, chasing the big win they needed to reach the quarterfinals in China, were up by 10 points with just over eight minutes left.They reached the magic 12-point lead, only for the Czechs to immediately hit back to narrow the deficit once more, then came the loss of the 24-year-old Antetokounmpo.He was seen remonstrating with the officials after Greece's fate was sealed, but overall the reigning MVP was not on the top of his game at the World Cup.Antetokounmpo had 12 points, nine rebounds and four assists before his afternoon -- and Greece's tournament -- came to an early end.It is not the first controversy involving referees at this World Cup.
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