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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
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.   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.   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.

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