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He drilled another from the end of the period and Parker sunk two free throws to cut the gap to 37-31.
Fernandez hit a triple on the other end with remaining in the third to give Spain some breathing space, 42-33, but back-to-back three-pointers from Gelabale and Parker brought France within three points, 44-41, with left to the third buzzer.
• Pau Gasol ranks 40th in SI’s Top 100 Players | JENKINS: The Power of Pau While age-induced cracks were clearly visible for two other 30-plus European legends—France’s Tony Parker and Germany’s Dirk Nowitzki—Gasol overwhelmed and frustrated the younger competition.
Facing a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter against France, Gasol scored 10 of Spain’s final 14 points in regulation to force overtime, where he scored Spain’s final eight points to seal the win.
Parker scored 12 of France's first 16 points and when he sat on the bench at the beginning of the second period, with the scores tied at 18, France suffered offensively, while Sergio Rodriguez was providing Spain with fluidity.
"Our defence was not bad, we had held Spain, which is a great offensive team, to 34 points so we knew we had to be better offensively."Why we couldn't score?
Because we were not aggressive enough, we let them push us around and we had to react, play hard and be tougher in the second half." Antoine Diot hit a triple, France's first in the game in 10 attempts, to reduce to 35-26 with left in the third quarter.
Pau Gasol led Spain to Euro Basket gold in Lille, France, on Sunday, defeating Lithuania 80–63 in the championship game three days after keying a dramatic comeback victory over France in the semifinals.
In so doing, the 35-year-old Gasol, who claimed tournament MVP honors, settled two very important pieces of business: Spain avenged its loss to rival France at Euro Basket 2013 and, more importantly, earned a guaranteed spot in the 2016 Rio Olympics.