BERLIN — For Spain, nearly the entire names at the nationwide crew’s roster have modified in recent times.
The expectancies didn’t. And neither did the effects.
Juancho Hernangomez scored 27 issues, his brother Willy Hernangomez added 14 and gained event MVP honors, and Spain crowned France 88-76 on Sunday to win the EuroBasket gold medal.
It was once Spain’s fourth Ecu championship in its previous six tries, all the ones golds coming beneath trainer Sergio Scariolo.
“It’s simple to mention that we’re extraordinarily glad,” Scariolo stated. “We were given into this championship in 8th position within the energy score, and we controlled to climb, step-by-step. … It’s been superb now to peer we’re above all the ones nice groups.”
Lorenzo Brown scored 14 issues and had 11 assists for Spain, whilst Jaime Fernandez scored 13.
Evan Fournier led France — which additionally dropped the gold-medal recreation on the Tokyo Olympics to the U.S. ultimate summer season — with 23 issues, whilst Thomas Heurtel scored 16 and Guerschon Yabusele added 13.
Rudy Gobert of the Minnesota Timberwolves was once held to simply six issues on simply two photographs from the sphere for France.
“Spain performed higher from begin to end,” stated Fournier, who performs with the New York Knicks. “They’d a transparent recreation plan, and we didn’t execute ours neatly sufficient. … We by no means in reality had keep watch over of the sport. They only performed higher, guy, duration.”