The EuroBasket tournament got going in Lithuania earlier today. Or maybe it was yesterday, given the time difference? Whatever. The Spanish team, starring our very own Pau Gasol, is the defending champion and the favorite to win it all again. They faced Poland in their opening matchup and despite a mostly lackluster performance pulled away at the end for an 83 to 78 win. Pau was excellent, with 29 points and seven boards. Ricky Rubio had zero points, zero rebounds and zero assists. Even Derek Fisher thinks those numbers suck.
Want some highlights? Well FEAST YOUR EYES.
If you want more, the entire game is on YouTubes. Part one is here and part two here.
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