Triumphant Spain shooting for fifth place
Juan Carlos Navarro scored 26 points and Spain used a big fourth quarter to beat Slovenia 97-80 in a consolation game at the FIBA World Championship on Friday.
Spain led by only two going into the fourth before outscoring Slovenia 33-18. Sergio Llull made two 3-pointers during a 15-6 spurt that broke it open and gave the Spaniards an 84-73 lead on Navarro's 3-pointer with 3:47 remaining.
Spain's reign as world champion is ending after its 92-89 loss to Serbia on Wednesday in the quarterfinals. The Spaniards can still finish fifth with another victory.
Argentina 73, Russia 61
Argentina's streak of making the final four in every worlds, Olympics and FIBA Americas Championship since 2001 ended with a 104-85 loss to Lithuania on Thursday in the quarterfinals. It can finish fifth with another win.
Russia will play for seventh place.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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