Spain's superior teamwork produced glorious results at FIBA World Cup

The Japan Times
Spain's superior teamwork produced glorious results at FIBA World Cup
Spain's superior teamwork produced glorious results at FIBA World Cup

Maybe 13 is a lucky number after all. Thirteen years after an inspired Spain, playing without injured star Pau Gasol (left foot) in the final, routed Greece to claim the FIBA World Championship crown at Saitama Super Arena, the national team achieved global glory again. Fittingly, Marc Gasol, Pau's younger brother, helped lead the way. Valiant floor leader Ricky Rubio also etched his mark on Spain's eight-game run through the tournament in China, which ended on Sunday. Spain's 95-75 triumph over Argentina triggered wild celebrations in Madrid and Barcelona and elsewhere throughout the country. Gasol and Rubio, who averaged 14.4 and 16.4 points per game in the tournament, respectively, were far

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