and the IOC is keeping a close eye to ensure the Olympic creed ''to have fought well'' is upheld. Spain forward Felipe Reyes said the pre-game suspicions impacted the world's second-ranked team. ''Of course it bothered us,'' he said
to take a 35-31 lead at halftime. Spain trailed by five at the end of the first, but took the lead for good when Felipe Reyes made it 30-28 on a 3-point play with 1:36 left in the second. ''You have to give credit to Slovenia, how they
Victor) Sada because they make other players better, and also share the paint with Pau, Marc and (Madrid forward) Felipe ( Reyes ),'' Ibaka said. Pau Gasol underscored the strengths of Ibaka. ''Physically, (Ibaka) is a very good player
points, while Ersan Ilyasova had 11 rebounds. Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies had 12 points for Spain, while Felipe Reyes and Rudy Fernandez each contributed 11. Croatia's Marko Popovic made four straight free throws to bring his team
tournament. The other players on Spain's preliminary roster are: Rudy Fernandez, Jose Calderon, Juan Carlos Navarro , Felipe Reyes , Fernando San Emeterio, Carlos Suarez, Xavi Rey, Victor Sada, Sergio Llull, Rafa Martinez and Victor Claver.
together after acquiring eight new players as well as hiring a new coach in Messina. It also will be shorthanded, missing Felipe Reyes as well as two other centers. For his part, Hansen said he was looking forward to facing the Jazz , especially after