Pau Gasol, Spain win big in Eurobasket final

He didn’t win much of anything with the Lakers in 2011, except a rash of grief from fans after a lackluster showing during the team’s early playoff exit, but Pau Gasol helped Spain take its second consecutive European Championship. Gasol scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and tournament MVP Juan Carlos Navarro had 27 points to guide Spain to a 98-85 victory over France today in Lithuania. Spain is the first repeat champion since the great Yugoslavian team of 1997 that featured Vlade Divac, among others.

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