It was a true overtidsdrama, Spain on Friday beat Australia in the semi-final at the WORLD championships in basketball.
It was necessary to double overtime, before the Spanish national team could pull out victorious out of the showdown with the digits 95-88.
In the second overtidsperiode showed an experienced Spanish team of the class and hit several crucial shots, while Australia had not the same luck to put the ball in the basket.
It was a storspillende Marc Gasol and NBA colleague Ricky Rubio, who on several occasions found each other in the crucial minutes of the match.
Spain was otherwise not in front of a single time in the second half of the regular playing time, and a couple of crucial penalties from Marc Gasol ensured that the match went into overtime. He ended the match with 33 points, while Ricky Rubio ended with 19 points and 12 assists.
the semi-Final was thus at the terminus of Australia, which also goes under the name of "The Kangaroos", who had not lost a single match at the finals.
The australian NBA player Patty Mills made the otherwise his to that it had to end happily for Australia, when he was the match top scorer with 34 points.
Spain's only WORLD cup triumph in 2006, and there were two repeats on the track in this battle in the person of Marc Gasol and Rudy Fernandez.
Later on Friday to play France, who beat US out in the quarter-final against Argentina in the second semi-final.
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