San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker scored 28 points Sunday to lead France past Ukraine 77-71 and into the second round of the European basketball championship.
Pau Gasol scored 20 points to lead Spain to a 82-70 victory over Australia in the men's Olympic basketball tournament on Tuesday.
Luis Scola scored 32 points, Manu Ginobili had 21 points, 10 rebounds and six assists a day after turning 35, and Argentina opened the Olympic men's basketball tournament with a 102-79 victory over Lithuania.
Team USA faces Spain in Barcelona as a possible prelude for a gold-medal rematch.
Spain won its second straight European basketball title Sunday, beating France 98-85 behind Juan Carlos Navarro's 27 points.
Defending champion Spain and France will play for the European basketball title Sunday, giving both nations spots in next year's Olympics.
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.
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 21 points Friday, powering unbeaten and defending champion Spain to an 86-69 victory over Britain at the European Championship.
Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol scored 20 points for defending champion Spain, which won its second game in two days at the European Championship by beating Portugal 87-73 on Thursday.
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.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka says he is ready to help his adopted country Spain defend its European championship.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka has been granted Spanish nationality on Friday, clearing the way for him to help Spain defend its European championship this summer.