Parker, Noah Rest; Gasol, Spain Win
Without Tony Parker and Joakim Noah, France was no match for Pau Gasol’s Spain at the European basketball championship.
Spain broke open the game with a 27-4 run in the third quarter and won 96-69 Sunday to claim first place in their second-round group. Guard Juan Carlos Navarro hit all four of his 3-point attempts and finished with 16 points, while Rudy Fernandez had 15 for Spain.
Parker and Noah were rested as the two teams had already qualified for the quarterfinals.