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Spain loses; Russia, Greece win

Updated: September 7, 2009, 6:37 PM ET
Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland -- Serbia used a stingy defense to upset world champion Spain 66-57 on Monday on the opening day of the European basketball championship.

Looking like one of the formidable Yugoslav teams of old, the young Serbian squad without any NBA stars thoroughly outplayed a lackluster Spain, clamping down on a Spanish attack led by Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol.

"I think tonight my team absolutely deserved this victory," coach Duzan Ivkovic said. "We won with extremely great ...

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