France's Tony Parker (L) vies with Spanish Serge Ibaka (R) during their Pre-Olympic friendly basketball match Spain vs France at the Palacio de los Deportes in Madrid (AFP) - AFP

Spain thump France in Olympic warm-up

Spain thump France in Olympic warm-up

By Eurosport
Last update 11/07/2012 at 10:56 - Published on 11/07/2012 at 10:47
By Eurosport - 11/07/2012 at 10:56

Spain thumped fellow Olympic medal hopefuls France 81-65 in a Games warm-up friendly at the Palacio de los Deportes in Madrid.

Real Madrid point guard Sergio Llull sparkled with 15 points for the 2008 silver medallists, who beat the French to win the European Championship in Lithuania last year.

Los Angeles Lakers forward-centre Pau Gasol weighed in with 11 points, while guards Jose Manuel Calderon of the Toronto Raptors and Rudy Fernandez, who has just sealed a move to Real from the Denver Nuggets, each scored 10.

France's San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker, who injured his eye last month in a Manhattan nightclub fracas, had a quiet night, playing just over six minutes and scoring two points.

Spain have been drawn in Group B for the Olympics along with hosts Britain, whom they beat 78-74 in a friendly in Valladolid on Monday, Australia, Brazil, China and Russia.

Olympic champions and favourites the United States are in a group featuring France, 2008 bronze medallists Argentina, Tunisia, Lithuania and Nigeria.

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