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Players at Eurobasket agree: It was a tough game (VIDEO)


Spain’s Rudy Fernandez (R) is challenged by Greece’s Kostas Papanikolaou during the FIBA Eurobasket second round Group F qualification match between Greece and Spain at the Stozice Arena in Ljubljana, on September 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)

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The folks at FIBA Europe TV had some fun with a phrase that seemed to keep coming up at Eurobasket no matter which players or coaches were speaking about the day’s competition.

Put succinctly, every contest seemed to be “a tough game.”

That was especially true in Friday’s semifinal matchup between Spain and France, where Tony Parker scored 32 points to lead the French team to a comeback, overtime victory over Spain to reach the final against Lithuania.