Spain can once again add the EuroBasket title to their World Cup crown.
Led by 27 points from Juancho Hernangomez, who went 7/9 from three-point land in that haul, Spain bested France 88-76 in the championship game in Berlin on Sunday to secure a fourth European gold.
Evan Fournier led France with 23 points.
It was the Hernangomez brothers that dominated the first half with Willy and Juancho combining for 28 of Spain’s 47 first half points, shooting 9/13 from the field.
It was Juancho though that shone in the first 20 minutes, reliving his Bo Cruz persona to torch France from deep, missing just one of his seven attempts.
France were outplayed in almost every department but still managed to hang around, only trailing by 10 points at the half.
They nearly were rewarded for their hard work, as a basket from Guerschon Yabusele reduced Spain’s lead to 49-46 with more than three minutes in the third quarter played.
But it didn’t last. Spain regrouped and towards the end of the period, restored their double-digit cushion which was largely maintained in the fourth.
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