Spain took a massive step towards the semis with a tough 87-82 win over Lithuania Wednesday in Madrid.
It’s the first defeat of the championships for the Lithuanians, and they were determined not to let their record go as the game soon turned into a tense, physical affair which overflowed into some pushing and shoving at times as the pressure on both sides mounted.
Six players were excluded from the game as the personal fouls mounted, with Luis Parejo, Pere Tomas and Sergio De La Fuente confined to the bench for the Spaniards and Vytenis
|Donatas Motiejunas was the top scorer for Lithuania with 17 points. |