Originally Posted by Ugo Ferst
They had by far the worst defensive game i have seen them play since the Olympic qualifying to friendlies in vegas, i mean literally it was so bad it was shameful, yet they still won and never trailed for more then the entire 2nd half of the game. Spain played very, very well, and players you dont expect to step up huge like Narvarro had big games. But seriously, it was by far the worst defensive game in years for them and they still won and at clutch time took a small lead into an over 10 point lead.
Have you watched Euro basketball and/or the Spanish national team play before? Navarro has been one of the best players in Europe and an offensive force for Spain for years. Don't let the fact that he was brought off the bench deceive you - he is older now, but he is still a great offensive player and, after having a sub-par tournament, he was due for a big game. Fernandez and Gasol did as expected, as would Calderon, had he played.
You guys don't seem to even find it in yourselves to do what American players have done in their interviews - give credit to Spanish offence.