Spain routs Poland, Britain beats Germany at the European basketball championship

Published September 08, 2013

| Associated Press

Ricky Rubio and Marc Gasol scored 15 points apiece to lead defending champion Spain to an 89-53 victory over Poland at the European basketball championship on Sunday.

Five Spanish players scored in double figures to secure the team's third victory in four games. Spain led 49-13 at halftime and led by as many as 48 points before slowing down in the second half.

Bosnia-Herzegovina beat Macedonia 62-54 and Britain eliminated Germany with an 81-73 victory.

Bosnia-Herzegovina is 2-2. Macedonia fell to 1-3 and the semifinalist from two years ago appears headed for elimination.

Britain (2-2) got 23 points from Andrew Lawrence and 21 points and 11 rebounds from Myles Hesson. Tibor Pleiss had 20 points and 14 rebounds for Germany (1-3).

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