EuroBasket knockout round schedule for Turkey’s Alperen Sengun, Spain’s Usman Garuba

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EuroBasket knockout round schedule for Turkey’s Alperen Sengun, Spain’s Usman Garuba

The knockout stage of the ongoing European Basketball Championship, best known as EuroBasket 2022, will take place between Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 18. All games will be played inside the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany.

The knockout stage comprises 16 nations that advanced from group-stage play, which began on Sept. 1. The good news for the Houston Rockets is that both of the team’s players in the tournament — Alperen Sengun for Turkey, and Usman Garuba for Spain — have advanced. Turkey is 3-2 in the competition, while Spain is 4-1.

In the Round of 16, which begins Saturday, Sengun and Turkey will face Rudy Gobert and France in a matchup that starts at 5:00 a.m. Central time. Meanwhile, Garuba and Spain will face Lithuania at 1:45 p.m. Central. Streaming access is available from our friends at RocketsWatch, and the complete bracket can be viewed below.

In four phases, the group of 16 will be cut to eight, four, two, and ultimately one champion via the Sept. 18 championship game. There will also be a third-place game on that same date.

Should Sengun and Turkey advance Saturday, their next game in the round of eight would take place on Wednesday, Sept. 14. If Spain and Garuba move on, they would next play on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Through the five group-stage games, Sengun is averaging 18.2 points (63.3% FG), 8.8 rebounds, and 2.6 assists in 30.8 minutes for Turkey, while Garuba is averaging 4.4 points (69.2% FG) and 4.8 rebounds in 16.4 minutes for Spain. Each international player will soon begin his second professional season with the Rockets after being selected in the first round of the 2021 NBA draft.

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