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Spain beats France, advances to men's basketball semis

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LONDON — Marc Gasol scored 14 points and brother Pau had two huge blocked shots down the stretch as Spain beat France 66-59 on Wednesday to advance to the semifinals in Olympic men's basketball.
Juan Carlos Navarro added 12 points and Pau Gasol 10 for the Spanish, the 2008 silver medalists who advance to play Russia on Friday.
Trailing 57-54 after Nicolas Batum's basket with 6:51 to play, Spain didn't allow another point until Mickael Gelabale's meaningless jumper with 5.5 seconds remaining, ending a two-game losing streak.
Tony Parker and Boris Diaw each scored 15 points for France, which grew frustrated at the finish and committed two unsportsmanlike fouls in the final half-minute.
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