Germany and Russia complete Basketball World Cup preparation with big wins

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Photo: Spanish Basketball Federation

Germany and Russia ended their preparation for the Basketball World Cup with big victories over Australia and Spain, respectively.

The Germans defeated the Australians 74-64, with Dennis Schroder scoring 15 points. Germany was in control from the opening tip (24-14, 45-29, 62-43) and cruised to an easy win.

For its part, Russia went on a 27-13 run in the third quarter, which let her take a 19-point lead and never look back (59-40). Spain never recovered after that and was defeated.

Vitaly Fridzon led the winners with 14 points, whereas Willy Hernangomez posted a game-high 26 points for the losing squad.