Spain stumbled on earlier this tuesday wall Lithuania in his third preparatory test for European basketball In Gran Canaria, he sparred against a Baltic team that imposed his physique and success. managed to close the gap of 16 pointshe was eventually crushed by the opponent’s outside kick as a result of a fun skirmish (77-82).

eaves Ignas BrazdeikisHe continued to lead with 19 points and 5 rebounds in the Lithuania game, courtesy of NBA players Domantas Sabonis and Jonas Valanciunas. On your own behalf Willy Hernangomez He led the Spanish response with 25 points and 9 sacks in a duel where his team went more or less, but it wasn’t enough to win.

After an intense and balanced start, the Baltic team set the tone with two triples followed by two threes. Rockas Giedraitis (0-6) in just one minute clearing the panorama led by the team Sergio ScarioloTo minimize domination in the Valanciunas region, the Hernangómez brothers—Juancho and Willy—watched.

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However, other heroes came to the fore, for example Brazdeikis and Jokubaitis, this kept Lithuania ahead in the middle of the first quarter (9-12). From then on, the Italian coach rushed through the rotations, but his team remained stuck on offense, as Sabonis used the paint to extend the lead (9-17).

With the debut of Scariolo, Spain managed to stop the bleeding with the baskets of Fran Guerra and Sergio Llull, Dario is experienced with Brizuela’s trio, but continued to suffer with the Sabonis-Valanciunas duo when the two clashed in NBA home games (16-24). Spain used the perimeter due to their low number of shots, 18%, until the 14th minute of the game.

Reaching a lead of 12 points (25-37), La Roja gradually increased his performance. Willy collects gallons on boards (34-39). Grigonis’ suspended trio broke Spain’s 12-2 streak, but Sebas Saiz made up for it with his last shot, bringing the score to 36-42 in the first half.

Panorama changed as it went along. ‘Willy addiction’ increased – the Pelicans center reached 20 points in the 22nd minute of the game. The equation worked and with it he tightened the nuts on the select electronics (42-44). But again, Sabonis gave oxygen to his team and reinforced his scoring (44-59).

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Nerves began to surface. After his technique of protesting to Scariolo, another came shortly after Willy and a real short in the national team. However, with Quino Colom’s assist, Usman Garuba revived his team with a 9-0 streak at the end of the third quarter (57-64).

At the start of the last round, errors and fouls abounded in both circles. Again, On the troubled river, Spain imposed muscle and defensive rigor. Juancho started off as carburetor, and Lorenzo Brown scored two baskets in a row, tying the race 66-66 with five minutes to go.

But Valanciunas’ shot and Jokubaitis and Brazdeikis’ two-pointers once again put the midfield (69-76) in the finishing touch. Scariolo’s men started a final ordeal in the last few bars, but it wasn’t enough. Lithuania won a tight 77-82 and now Hispanics and Baltics will meet again this Thursday in Vilnius.

Data sheet:

77. Spain (13+23+21+20): Brown (11), Pradilla (2), López-Aróstegui (-), Juancho Hernangómez (14) and Willy Hernangómez (25) -first team-; Fernández (2), Brizuela (7), Colom (1), Sáiz (2), Garuba (6), Llull (5), Guerra (2) and Parra (-).

82. Lithuania (19+23+22+18): Brazdeikis (19), Giedraitis (11), Sabonis (13), Jokubaitis (9) and Valanciunas (10), -first team-; Tarolis (-), Echodas (2), Masiulis (-), Grigonis (11), Lekavicius (4) and Butkevicius (3).

Referees: Francisco Araña, Xavi Torres and Arnau Padrós. Without being destroyed.

Events: The third friendly match of the Spanish Basketball team was played in front of 5,647 spectators at the Gran Canaria Arena. At halftime, an emotional tribute was paid to former player Albert Oliver by the Professional Basketball Players Association (ABP) for his long career in the sport.