Gasol shines in Spanish win over France
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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