Tony Parker scored eight of his 18 points in the fourth quarter as France rallied to beat Greece 64-56 Thursday and line up a semifinal against Russia at the European basketball championship.
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.
The team the United States will send to the World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia will include some of the top returning big men in college basketball.
European nations just ended an intense three weeks of qualifying for Eurobasket 2009 with Serbia and Turkey dominating the usual powerful Italian and French squads, writes Ian Whittell.