SPAIN 84 – Lithuania 70
The Spain Mens National Team have been put through a scare during the first four games of the Eurobasket Championship in Poland. Hailed as the favorites to win, Spain has struggled on offense and defense. However, today against big rivalry team Lithuania, Spain stepped up their game or faced a chance of being ilminatied from the championships. Spain started good but the big change came during the second quarter where Pau Gasol sparked the team on offense and defensive stops. Spain went into the half up 40-32 and started the 3rd strong, even leading at most 20 points.
Pau Gasol led all scorers and Spain will now face Eurobasket host Poland on Wednesday. It will be a very important game!
SPAIN, 84 (15+25+24+20): Rubio (5), Navarro (13), Rudy Fernández (11), Garbajosa (10) y Pau Gasol (19) –starters– López (5), Llull (-), Marc Gasol (9), Felipe Reyes (7), Mumbrú (5), Cabezas (-) y Claver (-).
LITHUANIA, 70 (24+8+11+27): Kalnietis (8), Maciulis (2), Lukauskis (-), K.Lavrinovic (6) y Petravicius (13) –starters– Jomantas (11), Javtokas (10), Kleiza (8), D.Lavrinovic (4) y Delininkaitis (8).