France native and Spurs point guard Tony Parker was instrumental in France’s road to the Eurobasket finals. Parker snagged the tournament MVP award and earned his country their first Eurobasket gold medal, 80-66 over Lithuania. Here is the full story from ESPN UK.
Per ESPN UK
NBA star Tony Parker scooped the tournament MVP (most valuable player) award as he helped France secure their first Eurobasket gold with a 80-66 triumph over Lithuania.
San Antonio guard Parker scored 12 points during the victory, while Nicolas Batum scored 17 points and Boris Diaw weighed in with 15 points.
France were making a record 36th appearance at the tournament and included six NBA players on their roster, including Parker – who was instrumental throughout their progression to the final and scored 32 points against Spain in the semi-final.
Spain took the bronze medal and a fourth consecutive podium finish after a 92-66 victory over Croatia.
Great Britain’s men were knocked out in the first round of the tournament and now face an anxious wait on whether their Olympic funding will be cut.