Russia Eurobasket 2007 Champions - defeated Spain 60-59

Team Russia survived a closely fought game against 2006 defending champions Spain & a tougher home town crowd. The hero for the game is J.R. Holden whose last 2 seconds basket lifted the Russian Basketball team 60-59. Spanish NBA basketball player Pau Gasol had a chance to be the hero for the Spanish Basketball team but his last second attempt rimmed out which resulted in the biggest upset in the Eurobasket 2007 competition.
This win by Russia will complete the the 3 Olympic basketball qualifiers for the 2008 Olympics. Team Spain by virtue of being last year's champion did not need to worry about this need because they have automatic entry even before this competition started. This competition's third placer Team Lithuania which defeated Greece 78-69 earlier gained the second qualifying ticket. The win by Team Russia in the Eurobasket 2007 tournament is their guarantees their entry in the Beijing 2008 Olympics basketball competition.

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