The EuroBasket 2017 is now down to its final eight teams and four teams will see action on September 12 at the Sinan Erdem Arena in Istanbul for a chance to advance to the Semi-Finals. Spain will take on Germany in the first game and Slovenia will face Latvia in the night cap.

While seats in the EuroBasket Semi-Finals are at stake, the surviving teams will have their eyes on the bigger prize, a spot in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup. And naturally, the final eight teams will continue to rely on their NBA players, current and former, to lead them to the promised land.

Germany versus Spain (September 12, 18:45 local time)

World number two and defending champion Spain takes on world number 29 Germany in the first Quarterfinal game of the EuroBasket 2017.

Spain is widely considered the odds-on favorites to win it all as the team has 6 NBA players on its roster.

Spain is currently unbeaten in this year’s EuroBasket, racking off six straight wins. Spain Croatia, Montenegro, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Romania during the group stage and turned back host country Turkey in the EuroBasket round-of-16 to set up the Quarterfinal match against Germany.

Meanwhile, Germany finished in second place in the Group Stage. The Germans defeated Ukraine, Georgia, and Italy, and losing against Israel and Lithuania in the preliminary rounds. Germany beat France in the round-of-16 to set up the Quarterfinal meeting against Spain.

Spain is led by Pau Gasol of the San Antonio Spurs, Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies, Alex Abrines of the OKC Thunder, Juancho Hernangomez of the Denver Nuggets, Willy Hernangomez of the New York Knicks, and Ricky Rubio of the Utah Jazz.

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The 37-year-old Pau Gasol, the leading scorer in EuroBasket history, is averaging 15.6 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game in this tournament.

Germany will continue to rely on Dennis Schroder of the Atlanta Hawks, Daniel Theis, and the Houston Rockets second-round pick Isaiah Hartenstein. Schroder, ranked number two in scoring in EuroBasket 2017, is averaging 23.2 points for Germany.

Slovenia versus Latvia (September 12, 21:30 local time)

Slovenia will look to continue its unbeaten run at the EuroBasket 2017 as it takes on Latvia for a spot in the Semi-Finals. Latvia emerged as the second-place team in Group D after finishing the preliminary round with a 4-1 record.

In this year’s EuroBasket, Slovenia reeled off 6 straight wins, defeating Finland, France, Greece, Poland, and Iceland in the group stage. The Slovenians dispatched Ukraine in the round-of-16 to set up the Quarter-Final game against Latvia.

Latvia lost its opening game against Serbia before winning 5 straight games.

Latvia defeated Russia, Turkey, Belgium, and Great Britain in the preliminary rounds and demolished Montenegro to punch its Quarter-Final ticket.

Slovenia will continue to rely on Goran Dragic of the Miami Heat, NBA draft prospect Luka Doncic, Vlatko Cancar of the Denver Nuggets, and former NBA player Anthony Randolph. While Dragic is leading Slovenia in scoring, the 18-year-old Doncic had been the most consistent player on Slovenia’s roster.

In six EuroBasket games, Doncic is averaging 13.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game for Slovenia. Dragic is averaging 21.2 points while Randolph has been a force on both ends of the floor for Slovenia, averaging 10.5 points and 5.2 boards per game.

Latvia is led by Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks and Davis Bertans of the San Antonio Spurs. Porzingis is averaging 21.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game while Bertans is contributing 12.2 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

The winner between Spain and Germany will take on the winner between Slovenia and Latvia in the Semi-Finals on September 14. The top six teams in the EuroBasket 2017 will qualify for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.