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Gasol shines in Spanish win over France

Updated: September 17, 2009, 6:25 PM ET
Associated Press

KATOWICE, Poland -- World champion Spain has beaten France 86-66, and Serbia upset Russia 79-68 Thursday to advance to the semifinals of the European basketball championship.

Serbia turned up the defensive pressure in the second quarter against the defending champions, taking control with a 17-0 run to build a 38-24 lead. Russia couldn't get closer than 10 points the rest of the game.

"We deserved this victory," Serbia coach Dusan Ivkovic. "The key to the game was the bench."

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