Spain started their route to the Eurobasket Gold, by winning their first friendly game against France 76-53 in Almeria, Spain. Everyone contributed on the floor and great team basketball was evident. Gasol led all scorers with 19pts for Spain, while Tony Parker had a team high 15 points for France. Spain came out strong with a 19-5 score during the first 5 minutes of the first period. At half-time Spain was up by 24 points (45-21) and never looked back and finished the game with a 23 point advantage.
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View highlights from the game (voice in Spanish):
SPAIN, 77: José Manuel Calderón (3), Juan Carlos Navarro (9), Rudy Fernández, Marc Gasol (7), Pau Gasol (19), Ricky Rubio (2), Felipe Reyes (6), Víctor Claver (8), Fernando San Emeterio, Sergi Lull (4), Serge Ibaka (9), Carlos SUárez (3), Rafa Martínez (2), Víctor Sada (5), Xavi Rey
FRANCE, 53: Parker (15), De Colo (2), Batum, Diaw (6), Turiaf (10),Noah (6), Diot, Pietrus (5), Gelabale (9), M-Baye, Seraphin, Kahudi