Spain overcame Croatia 89-78 in Group F and now await the result of the Serbia-Lithuania game this evening to learn their fate regarding qualification for the semi-finals.
Pablo Aguilar, Pere Tomas and Sergio De La Fuente all scored well again with 24, 20 and 16 points respectively, while Ricky Rubio had trouble finding his range, notching just three points all game but weighing in with an important seven steals.
Russia beat Croatia 71-63 in a finely balanced and fairly low-key affair to secure their second victory of the tournament.
With Spain playing on the other court the support that the Croatians had come to expect wasn’t as strong, and the quiet atmosphere seemed to transfer onto the court.
A strange thing happened on Sunday in the final Group D game between Croatia and Germany.
As the main court at the Telefonica Arena in Madrid started to fill up for the impending Spain-Serbia fixture the Croat side was down 25-10 to the Germans, leaving them bottom of the group.
Serbia encountered some problems against a Croatia side still riding high on their win against Germany, but in the end maintained their perfect record with an 84-81 win.
The usual suspects for both sides again put up big numbers.