Click here to Skip to main content
LATEST HEADLINES - NBA NEWS

Greece beats Puerto Rico 83-80 at worlds


Posted Aug 29 2010 3:43PM

 ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Vassilis Spanoulis scored 28 points to lead Greece to an 83-80 victory over Puerto Rico on Sunday in the opening round of the basketball world championship.

Kostas Tsartsaris added 14 points for Greece (2-0) in the game that saw four lead changes and three ties in the fourth quarter alone.

Juan Jose Barea, who plays for the Dallas Mavericks, had 20 points for Puerto Rico (0-2), which lost 75-66 to Russia in the tournament opener.

Greece took the lead for good at 76-75 on two free throws by Spanoulis with 2:38 to play.

Greece had a decided edge at the free throw line going 20 of 33 while Puerto Rico was 9 of 18.

SEARCH NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS
photoVarejao Injury
Anderson Varejao fights for the rebound and comes down awkwardly on his left leg and would sustain a leg injury.
photoSounds Of The Game
Get the all-access look into the NBA in this week's edition of Sounds Of The Game.
photoDecember 23rd: The Daily Zap
Rundown all the action from an 11-game night in the NBA.
photoLillard and Westbrook Battle
Check out the highlights from Damian Lillard and Russell Westbrook as they battle in OKC.
photoDecember 23rd: Top Ten
Count down the top 10 plays from Tuesday night.

Copyright © NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved. No portion of NBA.com may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. By accessing any information beyond this page, you agree to abide by the Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights and Terms of Use. | Ad Choices Ad Choices

NBA.com is part of Turner Sports Digital, part of the Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network.