After defeating France 88-76 in the championship game, Spain has officially won EuroBasket 2022, as announced on social media (Twitter link). This is the fourth time Spain has won the tournament.
Spain was led by Raptors forward Juancho Hernangomez, who finished with 27 points on 9-of-11 shooting. His seven three-pointers were the second-highest mark in a EuroBasket final, trailing only Aleksander Djordjevic in 1995, according to EuroHoops. He also won the game’s MVP award.
“Spain played better from start to finish, they had a clear gameplan and we didn’t execute ours well enough, we never really had control of the game,” France guard Evan Fournier said, per EuroHoops.
Hernangomez’s brother, Willy Hernangomez, finished with 14 points and eight rebounds for Spain, while Lorenzo Brown recorded 14 points and 11 assists. France was led by Fournier’s 23 points and only led once during the contest — when Rudy Gobert made a free throw to make it 1-0.
7 thoughts on “Spain Wins EuroBasket 2022”
yes sir bo cruz
You beat me to it!!! I’m telling Adam Sandler!!! Lol!!!!!
Juancho was a very good signing by the Raptors.
Juancho was the MVP of the championship game, and his brother Willy the MVP of the tournament. The tornamemt’s best five was Willy, Gobert, Schroeder, Gianni’s and Lorenzo Brown—no love for Doncic or Markannen.
No love for Jokic and Fontecchio either.
Well, Fontecchio missed two free throws that sent Italy out of the tournament… I don’t think he should be getting any love tbh.
Willy is a very underrated backup 5 in this league. Got all the skills and could shoot some 3s with a little more improvement. But his defense isn’t quite up to being a starting playoff type center. His brother Juancho could be really be a good player in the NBA if he was more consistent. He’s shown some good rebounding, defense and obviously good shooting. But can’t seem to put it all together