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Basketball-Gasol fires Spain into World Cup final

Reuters | Beijing | Updated: 13-09-2019 16:26 IST | Created: 13-09-2019 16:24 IST
Basketball-Gasol fires Spain into World Cup final
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Marc Gasol netted 33 points and Ricky Rubio dished out 12 assists as Spain came from behind to beat Australia 95-88 in a double-overtime thriller and reach Sunday's basketball World Cup final. Contesting their first semi-final since winning the tournament in 2006, Spain led by a single point after the first quarter but suffered a shooting slump in the second that enabled the Australians to open up an eight-point lead.

Things were looking bad for Spain as Australia increased their lead to double digits in the third, but they upped the tempo on defense, shackling Australian ball-handler Patty Mills as Gasol and Rubio dragged their team back into the game to force overtime. The first extra period ended even but as Australia's shooting touch around the basket deserted them, Spain finally found their offensive rhythm to pull away in the second and go through to Sunday's final where they will face either Argentina or France.

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