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23 Sep 2013 15:46 GMT
France secured their first major basketball title beating Lithuania 80-66 in the European Championships final in Slovenia on Sunday [AFP]
The victory ended a decade of frustration for Tony Parker and his team who lost the final against Spain two years ago and took bronze in 2005 [AFP]
"It(***)(***)s been an unbelievable journey chasing this title," said the San Antonio Spurs guard. "I would change nothing." [AFP]
Nicolas Batum, pictured above, and Boris Diaw were the top scorers for France. Batum had 17 points and Diaw added 15, while Linas Kleiza led Lithuania with 20 [AFP]
France broke open a close game by finishing the third quarter with a 14-0 run that kept Lithuania scoreless for four minutes [AFP]
The French lead grew to 22 points with three minutes remaining in the third and Lithuania never came close to a comeback [AFP]
Parker had a quiet game, but his scoring and leadership in the run up to the final earned him the tournament MVP award [AFP]
2011 winners Spain beat Croatia 92-66 earlier to earn the bronze medal [AFP]
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