Chris Finch kept things in perspective despite the loss:
“Spain are a world class team and we played well in front of a large, loud Spanish crowd. Foul trouble really hurt us but we were able to stay close and then Pops and Joel had more of an impact in the second half.
“We need to make more plays down the stretch to win against teams of this calibre. From day one we planned to play the very best teams in our preparation period. Every team we have played so far is qualified for the Olympics. This will serve us well over the next month.”
Pau Gasol led Spain with a 16 point, 11 rebound double-double, whilst his brother Marc finished with 16 as well. Joel Freeland led GB with 15 points on 6/8 shooting, Mike Lenzly had 13, whilst Luol Deng added 12. Pop Mensah-Bonsu joined them as the only other player in double figures with 11 points and 8 rebounds.
The loss meant GB are 0-7 in their warm-up games so far, and will now look to pick up their first win at home next weekend against Portugal in Sheffield.
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Image Credit: Feb.es
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