Without Tony Parker and Joakim Noah, France was no match for Pau Gasol's Spain at the European basketball championship.
Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol scored 29 points to help defending champion Spain beat Poland 83-78 in its opening match at the European Championship.
Spain beat defending champion Greece and Russia defeated Lithuania on Saturday to reach the final of the European basketball championship on Sunday.
Dirk Nowitzki had 27 points to lead Germany to an 81-70 win over Japan on Friday night.
Tariq Abdul-Wahad of the Dallas Mavericks scored 16 points to lead France to an 85-52 victory over Italy on Saturday at the European Basketball Championships.