Beijing 2008 Olympics Basketball qualifiers - European basketball championship

The Russian Olympics Basketball Team remained undefeated in the European Basketball Championships. While the rest of the pack had mixed results. Defending Olympics Champion Spain continued it's good performance by defeating Greece 76-58. Pau Gasol & Rudy Fernandez had 15 & 20 points each. Team Russia scored the first quarterfinals slot by dominating Portugal with a 78-63 final score. Russia leads Group E with six points from three wins, Spain and Croatia have five, Greece and Israel have four, and Portugal is last with three.

Today, Dirk Nowitzki & Tony Parker will face each other as their teams clash with their opening game for the Group F of this Olympics qualifiers in Madrid, Spain.

Here's the Official website for the European championships:

Eurobasket Updates

Robert Mayor - As in the past World Championship, Spain had no mercy of Greece and defeated the Greek team much more easy than expected.
It wasn't a good basketball night, and the start was a disaster for both teams, unable to score after more than 3 minutes of game, but after Greece first points, started to work the Spanish engine with a Jimenez three-pointer and Gasol points (also taking advantage the Spaniards of two technical fouls).

Bruno B
altasar - Portugal for the first time got in the second phase of the European but didn´t had a great first game against Russia. The keys for Russia win was their defense and their tall players(inside game),Portugal with many 3point shots missed was off today ,1 of the reason might be the team was just playing their game since the historical act they did against Latvia.

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