Spain is the FIBA World Cup 2019 Champions!!
Spain defeated Argentina with a dominating 95-75 victory in the final of the FIBA World Cup 2019 held at the LeSports Center in Beijing, China.
Spain won the tournament for the first time since 2006.
Ricky Rubio who was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament scored 20 points and three assists for Spain in the final. Spain’s defense led by Marc Gasol collected 47 rebounds and 8 blocks while Argentina collected just 27 rebounds and a single block in the game.
Ricky Rubio (Spain), Bogdan Bogdanovic (Serbia), Evan Fournier (France), Luis Scola (Argentina) and Marc Gasol (Spain) were named the Five All-Star Five of the tournament.
Earlier in the 3rd place game, France defeated Australia 67-59 to finish with a bronze medal at the tournament for the second time in a row. Nando De Colo of France scored 19 points in the game
France defeated the USA (89-79) in the Quarterfinals to reach the semifinal where they lost to Argentina (80-66)