- Spain reach final with 95-88 win over Australia in Beijing
- Boomers fall just short after pushing world No 2 all the way
Australia were left to rue a missed opportunity at the end of regulation time as man-of-the-match Marc Gasol inspired Spain to a 95-88 double overtime victory to reach the Basketball World Cup final.
The Boomers led by 11 in the third quarter, but were overtaken in the final 10 seconds before Patty Mills, the undoubted star of the Boomers’ campaign, was sent to the line with 4.7 seconds left on the clock. Spain, ranked second in the world, led 71-70 but Mills could only land the first of two free-throws.