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Ricky Rubio, Spain hold off Greece

Updated: September 4, 2010, 6:35 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

ISTANBUL -- Juan Carlos Navarro scored 22 points for Spain in an 80-72 victory that eliminated Greece from the basketball world championships Saturday.

The Spaniards made 8 of 18 3-pointers and used a 13-3 run in the fourth quarter to push ahead during the game in the round of 16.

Greece closed within 72-68 on Vasileios Spanoulis' layup with 1:01 left in the game, but Ricky Rubio answered with two free throws.

"It was very a tough game for us," Rubio said of a game which ...

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