Gasol and the Spaniards are one of the favorites in Japan.
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SPAIN TEAM PREVIEWDon't be fooled by Spain's seventh place finish in Athens. The country looked well on their way to medal in the 2004 Olympics with an unblemished 5-0 record in the preliminary round. But the format of the competition had them meeting the United States (3-2) in the quarterfinals.
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PRELIMINARY ROUND SCHEDULEAugust 19: Spain vs. New Zealand
August 20: Spain vs. Panama
August 21: Spain vs. Germany
6 p.m. ET, on NBA TV
August 23: Spain vs. Angola
August 24: Spain vs. Japan
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Best Finish: Fourth in 1982