Gasol lift Spain over Lithuania to win EuroBasket 2015 Championship title

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.

EuroBasket 2015 Semifinals: Spain beats France in OT 80-75

Spain beats France in OT in EuroBasket 2015 semifinals, secures 5th straight Olympic appearance which is the longest streak in nation’s history.

Pau Gasol dominate the EuroBasket 2015 Semifinals as he carry his national team Spain with a overtime win over France 80-75.

Gasol scored 40 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Gasol came up big when Spain needed a basket in closing out minutes of the 4th quarter and in overtime.

Spain was leading 66-63 with 16 seconds to play in the 4th quarter when Nicolas Batum made a go ahead 3-pointer that forces the game in overtime.

In overtime, Spain was leading 78-75 with 15 seconds remaining in overtime when Victor Claver fouled Nicolas Batum shooting three.

Batum can force double overtime but misses all three free throws. Felipe Reyes secured the rebound and Spain the game with Gasol’s dunk to finish it 80-75. Gasol scored the last 8 crucial points for Spain to lead his team to EuroBasket 2015 Finals to face the winner of Lithuania and Serbia.

Batum lead the France squad with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Tony Parker scored 10 points and 6 assists.

Spain World Cup FIFA Champion 2010

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After long weeks of action, drama, suspense finally the FIFA World Cup fever is now at its culminating point. 

The battle between Spain and the Netherlands is one for the ages as both teams work on their defense that made it a very tight game.

The game was so intense and close that it needed some extra time, In the end Andres Iniesta a player from Spain scored in the extra time, giving Spain a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands.

Andres Iniesta broke free inside the penalty area, took a pass from Cesc Fabregas and put the ball just past the outstretched arms of goalkeeper.

This is Spain first World Cup Championship and only the third team from the European champion.

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