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.
Minnesota's faith and a four-year contract were enough to persuade Darko Milicic to keep playing in the NBA instead of returning to his native Serbia and try to shake the bust label.
Marko Jaric scored 21 points and the Wolves got their first road win of the season on Monday.
News in brief from around the NBA.
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Marko Jaric is fed up with being raked over the coals for Serbia- Montenegro's failure in the European Championships and blasted coach Zeljko Obradovic for not standing by the players.
Serbia and Montenegro coach Zelimir Obradovic resigned after the team's 74-71 loss to France at the European basketball championship on Tuesday.
Tony Parker played his best game of the tournament Tuesday as France stunned Serbia-Montenegro 74-71 to reach the quarterfinals of the European Championship.
Juan Carlos Navarro scored 35 points, including 22 of 24 free throws, to lead Spain to a 114-109 overtime victory over Latvia at the European Championship on Saturday.
The NBA will be well represented at the European Basketball Championship, led by the host nation with five players.