Puerto Rico was not an easy opponent for Spain (21-17, 35-36), but the Spaniards took over in the second half and sealed the deal (63-73).
Spain remained undefeated in Group C (2-0) and secured its spot in the second round of the tournament.
Marc Gasol (19 points, seven rebounds) and Ricky Rubio (17 points, eight assists) were the best players of the winners. Gian Clavell had a team-high 13 points for the losing squad.
Puerto Rico has to defeat Tunisia on Wednesday (04/09) in order to follow Spain to the second round.
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