Without Tony Parker and Joakim Noah, France was no match for Pau Gasol's Spain at the European basketball championship.
Dirk Nowitzki made four free throws in the last 19 seconds, leading Germany past Turkey 73-67 Friday at the European 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.
Nowitzki's goal of ending his international career at the Olympics may be over.
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.
Team USA will get a heavy does of Dirk in its quarterfinal match with Germany.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 11 of his 47 points in the third overtime to give Germany a 108-103 victory over Angola in the first triple-overtime game in the history of the FIBA World Championship.
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.