Nowitzki, Germany nip Brazil in warmup game
NANJING, China -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points to lead Germany to a 76-75 win Saturday over Brazil in a world championships warmup.
In the earlier game, Tony Parker led France back from a first half deficit to down European champions Greece 72-68. The San Antonio Spurs guard had six points and three assists.
In Singapore, Spain defeated defending world champion Serbia and Montenegro 80-65. Argentina, the 2004 Athens gold medalists, beat Slovenia 94-72.
In Seoul, Turkey upset Italy 69-64 and Lithuania edged South Korea 83-81 in another warmup to the World Championships that start Aug. 19 in Japan.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
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