The Spanish national team is one step away from the Olympic Games after beating Finland

The Spanish national team is one step away from the Olympic Games after beating Finland
The Spanish national team is one step away from the Olympic Games after beating Finland

Alberto Díaz in the match against Finland (Source: @BaloncestoESP)

Editor and sports writer.

The Spanish National Basketball Team has qualified for the final of the Pre-Olympic tournament after the 81-74 victory over Finland in Valencia. In this way, they have achieved their first objective: to play in the final. It has been difficult, but the team is just one game away from being able to play in the next Olympic Games in Paris.

After this victory, Sergio Scariolo’s team will play for a place in the most important event of the year against Bahamas, a team with three NBA players and five NCAA players.

The Spanish National Team is one step away from the Olympic Games

The coach came out with the usual quintet, with Lorenzo Brown, Sergio Llull, López-Arostegui, Santi Aldama and Willy Hernangómez. The Family started off losing, ending the first quarter three points down (17-20).

La Fonteta pushed and the desired effect arose, since the team of Sergio Scariolo won with authority, achieving a result of 10-21. The locals closed well in defense and Lorenzo Brown began to take control of the match to reach the break with a clear advantage on the scoreboard (30-38).

Already in the third quarter, the Nordics came out better. The triples of Edon Maxhuni, Jantunen and Jacob Grandison They tightened the score and changed the mood. Spain opened up Santi Aldama to make room for Willy and between the two inside players they fed the Spanish scoreboard, although it was not enough.

With the team stuck again, scario He again turned to Díaz and Pradilla. The zone defense and a triple from Miro Little put Spain on the ropes (59-56). Spain started to beat again and with two minutes left, the game was tied at 72.

But he appeared again Willy Hernangómez Under the hoop and with their free throws, together with a great Lorenzo Brown, Spain managed to get to 72-78 with 47 seconds left. Finland could not find the triple and watched helplessly as the National Team qualified for the final by 74-81.

Rudy Fernández during the match against Finland (Source: @BaloncestoESP)

 
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