Pau Gasol had a double-double and Spain cruised past Lithuania 80-63 on Sunday to regain the European basketball championship title. Gasol led Spain with 25 points and tallied 12 rebounds and 3 block shots. While Jonas Valanciunas scored 10 points and grabbed 9 rebounds for Lithuania.
A record crowd of 27,372 filled out Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille, France on Sunday night to championship game.
Earlier, France won the bronze over Serbia. Nando de Colo played a major role in helping France repay the faith in their fans who had been turning out in record numbers during the Final Phase, taking the lead for good midway through the second quarter so see off Serbia 81-68 and claim the third spot.
Toronto Raptors Center Jonas Valanciunas led Lithuania with 15 points, 3 rebounds and 4 blocks to beat Serbia 67-64 on Friday to advance to the final of the European basketball championship and clinch a slot at next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Lithuania will play Spain on Sunday after ending Serbia’s unbeaten run of seven games.Serbia has been the tournament’s highest scoring team so far at an average of 88 points per game, but Lithuania limited last year’s World Cup silver medalist to 33 percent shooting from the field.
International Superstar Milos Teodosic led Serbia with 16 points and 3 assist
Toronto Raptors Center Jonas Valanciunas led Lithuania to an overtime win over Italy 95-85 in EuroBasket 2015 Quarterfinals.
Valanciunas scored 26 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to secure the final spot in the EuroBasket semifinals, joining France, Spain and Serbia in the final four. While, Denver Nuggets star Danilo Gallinari led Italy with 17 points and 6 rebounds.
Here are the complete scores for EuroBasket 2015 Quarter-Finals: