He posted 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists but his outside shot failed him and despite Ondrej Peterka stepping up to fire 23 points, the pair couldn't save their team from ending Group A winless.
For Ukraine, Ruslan Otverchenko and Oleksandr Lypovyy both sunk four triples each and combined for 42 points to make it two wins from three for their team. However, it was a powerful performance from Kyryl Natyazhko which was again a feature of their performance.
The center was superb defensively and added 4 big blocks to his double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds but was quick to deflect any personal praise onto his team-mates.
He claimed, "This is not about me, it is about my team, how team uses me.
"We got confidence by winning the first game - that helped a lot. We played hard against Greece who are the defending champions.
"All the guys fought hard and it showed us we really can play and compete against the best players in Europe.
"Now we go to the second round and we look forward to playing against the best teams. I think Group B is the best Group in the Championship this year and I think we will have our chance to go to the quarter-finals if we keep playing hard."