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Late Nowitzki basket propels Germany

Updated: September 24, 2005, 7:03 PM ET
Associated Press

BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro -- Dirk Nowitzki's basket with 3.9 seconds lifted Germany into the final of the European Championship with a 74-73 win over Spain on Saturday.

Germany will face Greece, which rallied to beat France 67-66 on a 3-pointer by Dimitrios Diamantidis. The win sends Greece into its first tournament final since 1989.

Greece won its only European title at home in 1987, while Germany was the 1993 champion.

"Tomorrow will be the most important game in my life," said Nowitzki, ...

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