Sep 13, 2013 7:59 PM EDT
Lithuania defeated Belgium 86-67 in a game that wasn't nearly as close as even the final score indicates. Belgium scored 32 points in the fourth quarter to cut the final deficit down to 19 points.
Jonas Valanciunas had 12 points and 10 rebounds in just 13 minutes to lead Lithuania. Donatas Motiejunas had 13 points in a supporting effort.
Jonathan Tabu had 15 points for Belgium.
Sep 12, 2013 8:34 PM EDT
Slovenia defeated Italy 84-77 in EuroBasket 2013 on Thursday.
Goran Dragic had 22 points and six assists to lead Slovenia, while Zoran Dragic had 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Alessandro Gentile had 20 points on 7-for-12 shooting in a losing effort for Italy.
Sep 12, 2013 8:29 PM EDT
Greece defeated Spain 79-75 in EuroBasket 2013 on Thursday.
Vassilis Spanoulis had 20 points, four rebounds and three assists to lead Greece.
Marc Gasol and Rudy Fernandez scored 20 points apiece, but both Ricky Rubio and Jose Calderon struggled.
Sep 12, 2013 8:26 PM EDT
Croatia defeated Finland 88-63 in EuroBasket 2013 on Thursday.
Ante Tomic had 11 points and seven rebounds to lead Croatia, while Damjan Rudez scored 17.
Shawn Huff had 10 points for Finland.
Sep 12, 2013 1:37 AM EDT
Mexico defeated Puerto Rico 91-89 to win the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship.
Gustavo Ayon led Mexico with 20 points, 16 rebounds and two blocks. Jovan Harris scored 23 points.
Carlos Arroyo scored 23 points, while J.J. Barea had 20 points, five rebounds and four assists.
Ayon was named MVP of the tournament.
Sep 11, 2013 11:20 PM EDT
Serbia defeats Belgium 76-69 in EuroBasket 2013 play on Wednesday.
Nenad Krstic had 17 points and five assists for Serbia, while Stefan Markovic had 15 points, three rebounds and three assists.
Wen Mukubu had 16 points and six rebounds in a losing effort for Belgium.
Sep 11, 2013 11:16 PM EDT
Lithuania defeated France 76-62 in EuroBasket 2013 play on Wednesday.
Jonas Valanciunas had 13 points and six rebounds while shooting 6-for-6 from the floor. Renaldas Seibutis scored 15 points.
Boris Diaw had seven points, four rebounds and six assists for France. Tony Parker had 11 points and just two assists.
Sep 11, 2013 3:14 PM EDT
Latvia defeated Ukraine 85-51 in EuroBasket 2013 Group E Pool Play on Wednesday.
Martins Meiers had 11 points and 10 rebounds to lead Latvia, while Kristaps Janiceoks had 14 points.
Sergii Gladyr had 12 points for Ukraine.
Sep 09, 2013 8:46 PM EDT
Even when he's at the age of 36, Dirk Nowitzki might return to national play for Team Germany if the squad is in position to make a run at the 2016 Olympics.
Frank Menz, Nowitzki's German coach, believes the Dallas Mavericks' forward is still leaving open the possibility of representing the country again.
"He said he really wanted to play for the national team," Menz said. "He always enjoyed it. And he wants all the younger players to one day have a chance to play at an Olympic Games. He had that experience. He said, 'But that's 2016. I have three more NBA seasons [until then].'
"And he's not the youngest player. He has a family now. So we'll see. But he's always in touch. He follows what we do. He has a chance and -- if we have a good team -- we might see."
Nowitzki led the German team to a silver medal in the EuroBasket tournament in 2005.
Sep 09, 2013 12:36 AM EDT
Lithuania defeated Montenegro 77-70 in EuroBasket 2013 Pool Play on Sunday.
Jonas Valanciunas had 12 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks for Lithuania. Ksystof Lavrinovic had 24 points on 9-for-11 shooting.
Tyrese Rice scored 19 for Montenegro.
Bojan Bogdanovic had 24 points, seven rebounds and two blocks, while Ante Tomic had 11 points and 15 rebounds.
Ersan Ilyasova had 21 points and five rebounds, while Ender Arslan had 22 off the bench.
Nenad Krstic had 25 points and five rebounds to lead Serbia.
Tony Parker scored 28 points to lead France.
Marco Belinelli had 23 points and seven rebounds, while Gigi Datome scored 19.
Jan Vesely had 27 points and 10 rebounds, while Tomas Satoransky had 20 points, six rebounds and seven assists.
Mirza Teletovic had 22 points and seven rebounds, while Nihad Djedovic had 20 points, seven rebounds and six assists.
Shawn Huff had 20 points, nine rebounds and two steals.
Marc Gasol had 15 points and six rebounds, while Ricky Rubio had 15 points, five assists, three rebounds and two steals.
Myles Hesson had 21 points and 11 rebounds, while Dan Clark had 17 points and seven rebounds.
Luis Scola had 28 points and seven rebounds, while Selem Safar had 18 points.
Andrew Nicholson had 29 points on 12-for-19 shooting and six turnovers for Canada.
Hedo Turkoglu had two points and shot 0-for-9 from the field.
Goran Dragic had 11 points and four assists, while Domen Lorbek had 18 points.
Bojan Bogdanovic led Croatia with 23 points and six rebounds.
Gigi Datome had 10 points, eight rebounds and four assists to lead Italy.
Jonas Jerebko had 22 points and 13 rebounds, while Jeffery Taylor scored 25 points with six rebounds and four assists.
Rudy Fernandez had 14 points, eight rebounds and four steals to lead Spain.
Bo McCalebb had 27 points, while Pero Antic had 16 points and 14 rebounds.
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