NBA news: FIBA tournaments
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As part of the 2016-17 home-opener festivities, the Denver Nuggets will retire former legend and Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo’s #55 jersey.
Tournament MVP Pau Gasol had a double-double as Spain cruised past Lithuania 80-63 Sunday to regain the European basketball championship title.
France pulled away in the third quarter to beat Serbia 81-68 and win the bronze medal at the European basketball championship on Sunday.
Lithuania set up a mouthwatering European championship showdown with Spain and sealed an Olympic berth after beating Serbia 67-64 in semi-final on Friday.
Pau Gasol overwhelmed titleholder France, scoring 40 points in an 80-75 overtime victory Thursday as Spain advanced to the final of the Eurobasket 2015.
Jonas Valanciunas scored 26 points and had 15 rebounds to help Lithuania overcome Italy 95-85 in overtime on Wednesday for a place in the semifinals.
Tony Parker scored 18 points to pace defending champion France to an 84-70 victory over Latvia and set up a showdown with Spain in the semifinals.
Pau Gasol scored 27 points and Nikola Mirotic added 18 to lead Spain into the semifinals of the Eurobasket with a 73-71 victory over Greece on Tuesday.
Raptors forward Luis Scola was named the MVP of the FIBA Americas tournament after leading Argentina with averages of 21.1 points and 10.1 rebounds per contest.
Heissler Guillent scored 15 points and Venezuela pulled off another upset, beating Argentina 71-67 to win the FIBA Americas championship for the first time.