Brazil Coach Clowns Giannis Antetokounmpo

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Team Greece is the top-ranked team in its FIBA World Cup group and features easily the tournament’s best player in Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo.

And yet, the team lost any chance of winning first place in its group on Tuesday after blowing a double-digit lead against Brazil and falling 79-78.

The upset loss saw former NBA center Anderson Varejo post 22 points and nine rebounds as Brazil erased a 40-30 halftime lead. Surprisingly quiet was Antetokounmpo, who fouled out with 13 points and four rebounds on 3-of-7 shooting.

Brazil coach Aleksandr Petrovic had some fun with the Greek star’s struggles after the game, pointing to 39-year-old Alex Garcia as the team’s top defender against him.

"Why this sport is wonderful," Brazil coach Aleksandar Petrovic said. "You have a guy who won MVP, he's 23 years old, and who stops him tonight? The guy who is 40 years old and kicks his ass."

Garcia has posted only 159 career minutes in the NBA, split between two seasons with the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Hornets.

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