LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – When France vs Spain 2012 tip off (en vivo 16:15) Wednesday, Tony Parker will battle Pau Gasol for an Olympics semi-finals bid. France vs Spain 2012 is one of the most anticipated quarterfinals matches of the Olympics Men’s basketball tournament. Parker and Gasol have been dominating scoring for their teams. But can they do it this Wednesday?
France finished in second place in Group A behind Team USA. In fact, while USA earned ten points in group round action with five wins and no losses, France impressed news with nine points, four wins, and only one loss.
France destroyed Argentina on July 31. During that game, Parker shocked news analysts by leading France on scoring (seventeen points) and assists (five). Against Lithuania, Parker did it again. He was the leading scorer of the game, delivering twenty-seven points of France’s total eighty-two point game.
Against Tunisia, Parker narrowly gave his team a win. He did it by being the matchâ€™s leading scorer with twenty-two points. But if Parker is not dominating scoring, then he is leading on assists as he did in France’s win against Nigeria.
Spain, in contrast, comes into this games as the third place team in Group B. It earned eight points after scoring three wins and two losses.
But the Spanish boards have been dominated by Pau Gasol. He led Spain on scoring (twenty-one points) in its win against China, and also on rebounds (five). Against Australia, he delivered a quarter of his team’s points, becoming the game’s leading scorer. But his numbers couldnâ€™t give Spain the win against Brazil; yesterday Spain loss by six points after Gasol
The quarterfinals showdown tips off from North Greenwich Arena, London. was the top shooter and led in rebounds.