Spain had a tough feat against Germany, as they did not back down during the final period. The game was close throughout, but great play by Spain’s Marc Gasol who finished with 24 points proved hard to stop in the paint. Although out-rebounded, Spain was able to create some plays down the stretch scoring 9-2 during the final minutes of the game. This was the first game of the second round for Spain who will face Serbia on Friday.

Box Score

Germany 68 (15-18-22-13)

Benzing (10), Herber (7), Hamann (7), Schultze (0), Schaffartzik (7), Ohlbrecht (0), Schwethelm (3), Pleiss (0), Kaman (15), Staiger (0) y Nowitzki (19).

Spain 77 (16-20-20-21)

Pau Gasol (19), Rudy (6), Ricky (0), Navarro (14), Calderón (2), Reyes (0), San Emeterio (12), Llull (0), Marc Gasol (24) y Ibaka (0).