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LJUBLJANA, Slovenia -- France ended Spains reign as European basketball champion Friday with a 75-72 overtime victory behind 32 points from Tony Parker to set up a final against Lithuania hoping for its first title. Two-time defending champion Spain led by 14 points at halftime but Parker led Frances comeback after the break, and his 3-pointer with 2 minutes left gave France its first lead of the second half, 64-63. "We wanted to be aggressive but until halftime we werent really playing," France coach Vincent Collet said. "We talked about it during the break and we came back very different. They couldnt score for five minutes in the third and even when they started hitting shots again our spirit stayed the same." With the score level 65-65, Parker had a chance to win the game in regulation but his drive to the basket was blocked by Rudy Fernandez with 11 seconds left. Jose Calderon then missed a 3-point attempt at the other end. In overtime, Parker and Antoine Diot scored Frances last 8 points from the free-throw line to keep their team in front and Marc Gasol missed a desperation 3 at the buzzer after Rodriguez had missed a previous attempt to tie it. "We had the last shots in both regulation and overtime but we missed," Spain coach Juan Orenga said. Diot was the only other French player in double figures with 10 points, while Gasol led Spain with 19 points and nine rebounds and Fernandez scored 17. Point guard Ricky Rubio was largely ineffective, with 2 points, one assist and four turnovers. "We put a lot of intensity in the game and it allowed us to come back in the second half," Diot said. Spain beat France to win the title two years ago, but this time it was missing Pau Gasol and Juan Carlos Navarro. Spain will now play Croatia for the bronze. "Its very disappointing to lose a game we led for 37 minutes. We played great defence in the first half but in the second we let them play their rhythm," said Rodriguez, who finished with 11 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds. Parker finished with five turnovers and only one assist, along with six rebounds. Lithuania earlier reached its first final since winning the title 10 years ago by beating Croatia 77-62 and is looking for its fourth championship. Jonas Maciulis led Lithuania with 23 points, Linas Kleiza added 22 and Mantas Kalnietis had 18 as the three of them combined to outscore Croatia. Lithuania centre Jonas Valanciunas provided some big defensive plays with five blocks, while Bojan Bogdanovic led Croatia with 15 points. "It was a difficult game mentally because we knew how important it was," Maciulis said. "Both teams came out shot-shy and we were the first to take the lead." Lithuania went on an 18-3 run to start the third quarter that decided the game. Maciulis scored two consecutive 3-pointers and made a jump shot during that run, while Kalnietis added seven points. Lithuania also used a big third quarter to beat Italy in Thursdays quarterfinal. "They came out in the second half and took a great advantage, we could not catch up," Croatia forward Damjan Rudez said. Lithuania won the European title in 2003 and was bronze medallist at the 2010 worlds but has not made the podium in Europe since taking bronze in 2007 and lost in the quarterfinals at home two years ago. "It was an important win for our generation, to show that we can play well and win a medal. We are trying to prove to people who thought we were not a good team that we can win," Maciulis said. Croatia coach Jasmin Repesa said Lithuania "played much better" than his team. "They are bigger, faster, more athletic," Repesa said. Eric Thames Brewers Jersey . 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Off-season additions Jermain Defoe and Michael Bradley did not train with the club today, prompting Nelsen to declare its too early to tell if either will be ready for Saturday.MADRID - The Spanish football league has denounced what it calls chants that incite violence or contain offensive or intimidating messages heard during five games played over the weekend.The leagues decision comes a week after a Deportivo La Coruna fan died after a massive street fight between radical groups supporting Atletico Madrid and Deportivo.The league says in a statement it is seending reports on what it considers abusive chants to the governments Anti-Violence Commission for sport.ddddddddddddhe five games were: Real Madrid vs. Celta Vigo, Barcelona vs. Espanyol, Deportivo vs. Malaga, Rayo Vallecano vs. Sevilla, and Granada vs. Valencia.The league says, at the Real Madrid match, chants were heard insulting Barcelona, Catalonia and Lionel Messi. 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