They are the best guard duet in Europe and they proved it in spectacular fashion. Nick Calathes made a career record wearing the National team jersey, together with Kostas Sloukas who almost had a triple double, led Greece to an epic road 85-86 victory against Georgia securing at the same time the qualification to the 2019 Mundobasket in China.
Calathes and Sloukas worked beautifully together, were the undisputed leaders of the National team and personally signed both the victory and the qualification. Calathes scored 31 points, keeping Greece alive during some very critical moments in the game, while he also dished the decisive assist that produced the winning bucket by Kostas Papanikolaou.
Kostas Sloukas was prolific in 29 minutes of game time with 14 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 steals.