Just a couple weeks from now the Grizzlies will return to their den here in Memphis. Pau Gasol and Juan Carlos Navarro will be hot off the competition of the European Basketball Championship. They are teammates for Spain. But they lost a close one Sunday to Russia 60-59.
Pau had 14 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks but laid an egg from the free-throw line (5-12). He was also stripped by Jon Robert Holden who scored the game winner with 2 seconds left as Russia upset Spain for the Euro title. The Utah Jazz' Andrei Kirilenko led Russia with 17 points.