EuroBasket 2007 finals - Russia vs Spain

Faced with a very improved Lithuanian Basketball team, Russia had to rally behind Andrei Kirilenko's 29 points to secure a finals seat against defending champions, hosts & 2008 Olympics qualifier Team Spain. The game was virtually a duel between Andrei Kirilenko & Lithuania's Ramunas Siskauskas. Both men scoring heavily for their own team. The Russian Basketball team not only gained a finals seat in the Eurobasket 2007 tournament but their win also secured a ticket to the 2008 Olympics basketball tournament. On the other semifinals game, Spain proved too be too much for the Greek basketball team to get the first finals seat in this tournament.

The last Olympics basketball team qualifier will now be determined by the third place match-up between Lithuania and Greece. Only 2 teams will gain the automatic seats for next year's Olympics. With Spain being the defending champions of last year, they need not to worry about qualifying.

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