Without Tony Parker and Joakim Noah, France was no match for Pau Gasol's Spain at the European basketball championship.
Brothers Marc and Pau Gasol combined for 43 points to lead defending champion Spain past Germany 77-68 Wednesday at the European basketball championship.
France rallied with a big fourth quarter despite playing without Tony Parker to defeat Italy 91-84 on Sunday and advance to the second round of 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.
Tony Parker scored 23 points and France defeated Germany 78-66 Saturday, moving closer to a berth in the quarterfinals of the European basketball championship.
Pau Gasol and Spain beat Dirk Nowitzki and Germany to clinch a berth in the second round of the world championships.
Dirk Nowitzki had 27 points to lead Germany to an 81-70 win over Japan on Friday night.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points to lead Germany to a 76-75 win over Brazil.
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.