France has won the Eurobasket '13 by beating Lithuania by a convincing 80-66. The roosters, led by tournament MVP, Tony Parker, They have been the best championship. Meanwhile, Spain has achieved bronze in a bad championship for the Orenga. Lithuania finished hearing the Marseillaise, France was the best in Slovenia.
Spain has played in Slovenia. The irregularity has been one of the keys for which we have hung a bronze. We took a decade of successes and triumphs of Spanish basketball. World Championships, silver medals at the Olympics and gold in the last Eurobasket, They make the generation of "golden boys" the best in the history of our country. But this championship is not just a defeat in a tournament any, is, definitely, the end of a successful generation, to cycle.
The Spanish national team has played at a low level in Slovenia. Defeats against Greece, Slovenia and Italy have left a bad taste among fans. More about the game that demonstrated the result. against France, in semifinals, did the best match. We were not able to play the last minutes and the French killed us.
France, It has a very young team that has achieved a deserved victory. Players like Diaw, Batum and Parker himself have proven their worth to hang gold and have boosted the Gaul to the top. Both Spain and France have attended four NBA each. Both of them, were the teams with more players the best competition in the world, why Friday's semifinal was an early end. Despite the absences, the Spaniards had Marc Gasol, Ricky Rubio, Jose Calderon Y Victor Claver and the French with Tony Parker, Nando de Colo, Boris Diaw Y Nico Batum.
Spain has had on Sergio Rodriguez and Marc Gasol their best players, but also he stressed Victor Claver. The Valencia player Portland Trail Blazzers has done a great championship final. Ricky Calderon or, of which much was expected, They have not lived up. New have played badly, especially Xavi Rey. Lowering our best player, Pau Gasol, It has been key. We have failed both in defense and attack.
We promised us very happy in Spain, were the favorites for gold hang us, but it could not be. True, we won the bronze, This would have earned in the 90, but not now. Accustomed to win, always hurts to lose, but if it is against our French neighbor. Pau Gasol casualties, Juan Carlos Navarro and Serge Ibaka have taken their toll to Spanish combined. Parker's France, It has been above and can only recognize.
IDEAL QUINTETO Eurobasket: Tony Parker (MVP of the tournament, France), Marc Gasol (Spain), Bojan Bogdanovic (Croatia), Linas Kleiza (Lithuania) Y Goran Dragic (Slovenia).