Celtics alums Dennis Schroder, Daniel Theis help Germany upset Greece, Giannis in EuroBasket play

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Two Boston Celtics alumni were key to the German National Team’s upset 107-96 win over the Greek National Team and Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo in EuroBasket knockout play on Tuesday. Former Celtics floor general Dennis Schroder led Germany with 26 points, 3 rebounds, 8 assists, and a steal, and ex-Boston big man Daniel Theis chipped in another 13 points, a game-high 16 boards, an assist, and as many steals in the upset.

Theis in particular put his body on the line for exactly the right play, the War on Theis seeing a rare win for the German big with the Greek Freak picking up a second unsportsmanlike foul after colliding with the Salzgitter native late in the game’s final frame.

With the win, an unexpectedly dangerous Germany remains in the mix to win it all, Boston alumni playing a major role in that synergy along with the play of Orlando Magic second-year forward Franz Wagner.

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