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Russia advances on point differential

Updated: September 9, 2009, 4:42 PM ET
Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland -- Ronny Turiaf had a double-double and Tony Parker added 17 points Wednesday to help France to a 69-64 win over defending champion Russia at the European basketball championship.

Golden State Warriors center Turiaf had 18 points and 14 rebounds and Charlotte Bobcats forward Boris Diaw added 19 points.

Parker, the San Antonio Spurs point guard, had 23 points in Tuesday's win against Latvia.

Undefeated France secured a spot in the next round. Russia (1-2) managed ...

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