Nikola Jokic and Giannis Antetokounmpo squared off on Thursday, as Serbia faced Greece in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 European Qualifiers.
The battle of back-to-back NBA MVPs did not disappoint, as both superstars filled the stat sheet and the game went to overtime. In the end, Jokic's Serbia squad came out on top, 100-94.
Jokic finished with 29 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists, while shooting 68.8% from the field and 66.7% from three-point range.
Antetokounmpo contributed 40 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals on .560/.286/.714 shooting splits (breaking the European-Qualifiers scoring record).
Ognjen Jaramaz scored 15 points for Serbia, while Vladimir Lucic chipped in 14 points.
Thanasis Antetokounmpo finished with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals. Greece's Tyler Dorsey had 16 points, including a clutch corner three to force overtime.
A record crowd of 19,150 showed up to watch the Jokic-Antetokounmpo showdown.
Next up, Serbia will face Turkey on Sunday, while Greece takes on Belgium.