Gasol named MVP as Spain dominates Lithuania in EuroBasket final

(Photo courtesy of EuroBasket)


Lithuania’s seven first-quarter turnovers proved to be costly Sunday, as it contributed to Spain taking the 19-8 lead after the first quarter. From there on, Lithuania couldn’t recover from the hole it dug themselves in, and Spain took the 80-63 victory to win gold at EuroBasket 2015.


In fact, Lithuania never held the lead during the championship game. The score was only tied once,  2-2 early on in the first quarter.


Bulls forward/center Pau Gasol was his usual dominant self ,as he has been throughout the entirety of EuroBasket. He put up a double-double of 25 points and 12 rebounds to go along with four assists, one steal and three blocks. Meanwhile, Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic added eight points, two rebounds and a steal in Spain’s winning effort.


Gasol was named EuroBasket 2015 MVP. In nine games, he averaged a near double-double of 25.5 points and 8.8 rebounds while shooting 57.5 percent from the field.


Ashley is the owner/editor of The Bulls Charge. Follow her on Twitter at @wijangco12.


Ashley Wijangco

<p>Ashley Wijangco is the owner and editor of The Bulls Charge. She is currently a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in news-editorial journalism, minoring in public relations, and earning a SportMedia certificate with the hopes of becoming a professional sports writer or a sports media professional.<br />  <br /> Born in Chicago and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Ashley grew up as a Bulls fan, eventually becoming a die-hard fan. Her passion for the team then inspired her to pursue a career in sports media, an area she has been involved with since 2012 when she began writing and live-tweeting games for FanSided’s Bulls site, Pippen Ain’t Easy. She is also Kirk Hinrich’s biggest fan and refuses to stop supporting him no matter how unproductive he has become.<br />  <br /> Aside from The Bulls Charge, Ashley is also the co-editor-in-chief for Illio, her school’s yearbook and a columnist at Hoops Addict, a basketball website.</p>

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