• Gasol, Spain rout Croatia to open Euros

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Sep 4, 2013
    Marc Gasol had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Spain limited Croatia to three points in the final quarter, opening its bid for a third straight European basketball title with a 68-40 victory Wednesday. Marc Gasol had 14 points and 11 rebounds, Rudy Fernandez added 15 points, Jose Calderon had 13 and Ricky Rubio had seven assists to go with seven points as Spain dominated the Group C match in Celje, outscoring Croatia 19-3 in the fourth. Spain is seeking to become the first team to win three consecutive European titles since Yugoslavia in the 1970s. The Spaniards are playing without stars Pau Gasol, Serge Ibaka and Juan Carlos Navarro. Another American-born guard, Eugene Jeter, also played a key role in Ljubljana, converting a three-point play with 3 seconds remaining to give Ukraine a 58-57 win over Belgium in Group A.

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