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Spain beats Slovenia in consolation-round game

 Spain's Rudy Fernandez, left, goes for a shot challenged by Slovenia's Primoz Brezec during a playoff to determine who goes to the 5th-8th place roun...
 Slovenia's Primoz Brezec tries to make a block during a playoff against Spain to determine who goes to the 5th-8th place round at the World Basketbal...
 Spain's Marc Gasol, right, puts up a shot as Slovenia's Uros Slokar looks on during a playoff to determine who goes to the 5th-8th place round, Frida...

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Spain's Rudy Fernandez, left, goes for a shot challenged by Slovenia's Primoz Brezec during a playoff to determine who goes to the 5th-8th place roun...

Turkey Slovenia Spain Basketball Worlds

Slovenia's Primoz Brezec tries to make a block during a playoff against Spain to determine who goes to the 5th-8th place round at the World Basketbal...

Turkey Slovenia Spain Basketball Worlds

Spain's Marc Gasol, right, puts up a shot as Slovenia's Uros Slokar looks on during a playoff to determine who goes to the 5th-8th place round, Frida...

Juan Carlos Navarro scored 27 points and helped Spain use a big fourth quarter to beat Slovenia 97-80 on Friday in a consolation game at the world championship.
Spain led by only two going to the fourth before outscoring Slovenia 33-18. Sergio Llull made two 3-pointers during a 15-6 spurt that broke it open and gave the Spaniards an 84-73 lead on Navarro's 3-pointer with 3:47 remaining.
Spain's reign as world champion is ending after its 92-89 loss to Serbia on Wednesday in the quarterfinals. The Spaniards can still finish fifth with another victory.
Jorge Garbajosa added 18 points. Slovenia will play for seventh place.


Updated : 2021-01-23 06:39 GMT+08:00