Photo: Spain vs. Finland (EuroBasket 2013)
Spain beat Finland 82-56 at the EuroBasket 2013 championships, keeping its hopes of winning a third consecutive European title alive.
The Spanish team pulled off a workmanlike win, piling up points as insurance against possible tiebreakers in the second round of the tournament, which allows four teams from each group to qualify for the quarterfinals.
Spain’s zone defense bent but did not break in the game, which did not provide many really memorable moments.
Finland tried to make a big push in the 3rd quarter, but it was unable to mount much of a scoring threat and trailed by 13 at the end of that period.
Spain avoided distractions in the 4th quarter and focused on putting away the Finns, allowing the team to continue on the road to the quarters.