• France is one win from first basketball gold

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Sep 22, 2013
    Tony Parker is one win from finally guiding France to its first major basketball title. France lost the final against Spain two years ago and won the bronze in 2005. Having scored 32 points to lead France past two-time defending champion Spain 75-72 in overtime in Friday's semifinals at the European championship, Parker needs just one more big performance when his team plays Lithuania for the gold medal on Sunday. There is a strong sense, speaking to the current team, that they are the guardians of a tradition, profiting from the rich inheritance bequeathed by past legends like Aryvdas Sabonis, Sarunas Marciulionis and Sarunas Jasikevicius, who were totems for their people both when they were a part of the Soviet Union and then, later, as an independent country.
    Source: nba.com
    • Parker, France beat Lithuania for Eurobasket gold

      Tony Parker finally has an international title to go with his three NBA rings - although it was his France teammates who stole the spotlight in the European championship final.
      Source: nba.com
    • Parker MVP as France claims first European title

      France won its first major basketball title Sunday, beating Lithuania 80-66 in the final of the European championship.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Woods: Lithuania's eyes fixed on title prize

      Lithuania made history in winning EuroBasket in 2003 -- will they have an encore 10 years later?
      Source: ESPN.com

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