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Turkey hands Spain first loss

Updated: September 5, 2011, 5:53 PM ET
Associated Press

SIAULIAI, Lithuania -- After qualifying for the second round before even appearing on the court, Turkey beat Spain 65-57 on Monday to hand the defending champion its first loss of the European Championship.

Spain did not use Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol, who was resting a twisted ankle, and scored only two points in the final quarter. Turkey finished the game with a 16-0 run.

Turkey was assured of going through when Britain beat Poland 88-81 earlier in the day in Group ...

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