After Lithuania, Germany, and Serbia, it was now Spain’s turn to take a beating in the FIBA EuroBasket 2022 qualifiers.
Israel won the game against Spain with 95-87.
Hapoel Jerusalem point guard Tamir Blatt scores 21 points to lead the Israeli squad, which was without star Deni Avdija, who was selected ninth overall in the NBA draft by the Washington Wizards.
Spain won the tournament in 2015 and is ranked by FIBA as the second-best team in the world.
Like other top-countries, Spain played without its best players, but we have learned that a third or fourth-tier squad is not good enough to win against smaller countries that assemble their best of the best.
All this has to do with conflicting schedules of the NBA, Euroleague, and FIBA. This affects the big basketball countries, not the small ones because they don’t have any players in the NBA or the Euroleague. The effect is that we are now witnessing a circus and the total degradation of the EuroBasket 2022.