Dirk Nowitzki made four free throws in the last 19 seconds, leading Germany past Turkey 73-67 Friday at the European 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.
Lakers forward Pau Gasol says he wants to play for Spain at this summer's European Championship.
Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki will not play for Germany at next month's world championship in Turkey.
Dirk Nowitzki had 27 points to lead Germany to an 81-70 win over Japan on Friday night.