Highlights and Best Moments: Spain 87 - 95 Slovenia in Tokyo 2020
Semifinal EuroBasket 2017 / Photo : FIBA


6:21 AM2 months ago

Thank You

Thank you very much to all Vavel readers for following this live match between Spain and Slovenia in Tokyo 2020. Best regards and see you next time.
6:20 AM2 months ago

Remarkable performances

Despite the intense defense on Luka Doncic and his clear reduction in the scoring facet, Slovenia was able to pull the game forward thanks to the great performances of Vlatko Cancar and Mike Tobey with 38 points and 15 rebounds combined. Luka Doncic finished the game on the verge of making history with a triple double: 12 points, 14 rebounds and 9 assists.

In Spain, Ricky Rubio was again the best despite not having his best game in shooting percentages from the field. Great game also from players like Alberto Abalde (14 points), Rudy Fernandez (12 points) and Sergio Llull (12 points).


6:15 AM2 months ago

End of last quarter (87-95)

Third victory for Slovenia, which qualifies as first of the group, however Spain will qualify as second of the group and will have to face USA, France or Australia in the quarterfinals.
6:12 AM2 months ago

4Q 0:05

Spain misses again from the triple. The game that is going to end with Slovenia's victory.
6:09 AM2 months ago

4Q 0:15

Quick foul on Klemen Prepelic after a missed triple by Alberto Abalde. 3 up for Slovenia.
6:04 AM2 months ago

4Q 1:25

Ricky Rubio's all-important basket to close the gap.
6:03 AM2 months ago

4Q 2:00

Sergio Scariolo's time-out, the Slovenian national team comes up after an alley-oop by a spectacular Mike Tobey in this second half.
5:59 AM2 months ago

4Q 3:45

Vlatko Cancar continues to be the main problem for Spain and again scores both free throws. The Denver Nuggets player has 21 points.
5:56 AM2 months ago

4Q 4:15

Foul on Klemen Prepelic, who scores both of his free throws. Slovenia gets within 1.
5:53 AM2 months ago

4Q 5:30

Another basket for Mike Tobey, already have 12 points.
5:50 AM2 months ago

4Q 6:35

Consecutive three-pointers for Spain, second by Pau Gasol in this quarter and fourth of the game for Alberto Abalde. Good partial for Spain.
5:48 AM2 months ago

4Q 9:00

Mike Tobey with a spectacular second half, offensive rebound and dunk for the Slovenian.
5:45 AM2 months ago

End of third quarter (70-68)

Spain started this quarter with a 12-0 run but Slovenia has managed to react with Vlatko Cancar taking the lead in scoring for the Slovenians due to the exhaustive defense of Luka Doncic.
5:41 AM2 months ago

3Q 0:45

Slovenia ties the game with a basket under the hoop by Dimec. Spectacular game so far by Vlatko Cancar who already has 20 points.
5:39 AM2 months ago

3Q 2:03

Three-pointer and free throw by Sergio Rodríguez after a great pick and roll with Pau Gasol.
5:34 AM2 months ago

3Q 3:45

Slovenia comes back from Spain's partial and gets within three after another triple by Jaka Blazic.
5:30 AM2 months ago

3Q 5:25

Luka Doncic's three-pointer from very far to cut Spain's great partial during this quarter.
5:29 AM2 months ago

3Q 6:20

Transition dunk by Victor Claver after another Ricky Rubio assist.
5:26 AM2 months ago

3Q 7:15

SECOND CONSECUTIVE TRIPLE BY RUDY to dynamite the game. Spain leads by 12.
5:23 AM2 months ago

3Q 9:30

The third quarter begins with possession for Spain and another triple by Alberto Abalde. The Real Madrid player can't miss.
5:10 AM2 months ago

End of second quarter (44-41)

The first half ends with a Slovenia that is giving the size despite the great limitation they have due to the 3 fouls that Luka Doncic has committed. Spain maintains its three-point lead and changes in the rotation are expected for the third and fourth half. Ricky Rubio goes to the break with 6 assists and almost 10 points.
5:06 AM2 months ago

2Q 0:40

Three-pointer for Ricky Rubio to break his drought from the three-point line. He was 0 for 4.
5:04 AM2 months ago

2Q 1:30

Triple on the buzzer by Alberto Abalde after Ricky Rubio's assist. Spain regains the lead.
5:01 AM2 months ago

2Q 2:15

Great pass by Luka Doncic for Vlatko Cancar to score. The Denver Nuggets player already has 12 points in the game.
4:57 AM2 months ago

2Q 4:00

Personal foul on Ricky Rubio who scores both free throws.
4:54 AM2 months ago

2Q 5:25

Ricky Rubio gets back in the game with a quick left-handed layup.
4:52 AM2 months ago

2Q 6:25

Alley-oop completed between Sergio Rodríguez and Willy Hernangomez and Spain gets a 7-0 partial.
4:50 AM2 months ago

2Q 7:15

Spain wakes up in this second quarter thanks to 5 quick points in transition by Sergio Llull.
4:46 AM2 months ago

2Q 8:50

Slovenia takes the lead with two consecutive three-pointers, this time by Edo Muric.
4:43 AM2 months ago

2Q 9:40

The quarter starts with a triple by Jaka Blazic. The game is only one point behind.
4:42 AM2 months ago

End of the first quarter (24-20)

Great first quarter of Spain has managed to completely stop Luka Doncic through the strategies proposed by Sergio Scariolo. It is important to highlight the 3 fouls committed by the Dallas Mavericks player that will undoubtedly be key to the development of the game.
4:38 AM2 months ago

1Q 1:10

Former Real Madrid player Klemen Prepelic scores two of three free throws.
4:36 AM2 months ago

1Q 2:20

First shot scored by Luka Doncic with a stepback triple in front of Houston Rockets player Usman Garuba.
4:31 AM2 months ago

1Q 4:50

Vlatko Cancar is pulling the Slovenian cart and has already 8 points in this quarter.
4:29 AM2 months ago

1Q 5:42

Ricky Rubio scores two consecutive mid-range shots to further increase the lead.
4:27 AM2 months ago

1Q 7:20

Spain starts very strong with 3 assists from Ricky Rubio and 3/3 in three pointers.
4:25 AM2 months ago

1Q 8:02

Marc Gasol's three-pointer in response to Vlatko Cancar's three-pointer.
4:23 AM2 months ago

1Q 9:13

First basket of the game with a three-pointer by Rudy Fernández.
4:22 AM2 months ago

Finally, they will play

The semi-confinated Marc Gasol, Alberto Abalde and Usman Garuba.
4:20 AM2 months ago

Starting five

Spain : Rudy Fernández, Ricky Rubio, Victor Claver, Marc Gasol y Alberto Abalde.


Slovenia : Mike Tobey, Jaka Blazic , Zoran Dragic, Vlatko Cancar y Luka Doncic.

4:16 AM2 months ago

National anthems begin to be played

The Slovenian anthem began to be played first, followed by the Spanish anthem, and in a few moments the starting quintets will be shared.
4:02 AM2 months ago

Warm-ups are over

The Spanish national team has already posted via Twitter that they have finished the warm-ups at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo and are ready for the tough match that awaits them against Luka Doncic's national team.



3:44 AM2 months ago

Last time they faced off

The last clash between the two teams was during the semifinal of EuroBasket 2017, a competition where Slovenia managed to be crowned as the best team in Europe.



3:37 AM2 months ago

Doubts for Spain

Problems for the Spanish national team after the news surfaced a few days ago that Marc Gasol, Alberto Abalde and recently drafted Usman Garuba would be in semi-isolation due to close contact with Covid. Sergio Scariolo's team will be missing two of its starters and a key member of the rotation for today's game.
3:31 AM2 months ago

We begin with the coverage of the match

The game between Argentina and Japan ended a few hours ago, where the South Americans managed to take the victory and secure their pass to the quarterfinals as one of the best third teams. The Argentines won 97-77 with a great Facu Campazzo (17 points-8 rebounds- 11 assists).
9:47 PM2 months ago

Follow live coverage of the match between Spain and Slovenia.

Just before the game starts, we will share with you the Spain vs Slovenia starting lineups live in the men's basketball group stage of the 2020 Olympic Games, as well as the latest information from the Saitama Super Arena. Don't miss any detail of the match with VAVEL's live online minute-by-minute coverage.
9:42 PM2 months ago

Where and how to watch Spain vs Slovenia online and live Olympic Games 2020

The match kicks off at 4:20 a.m. ET and can be enjoyed live on EuroSport.

However, the best way to follow this exciting match online is through VAVEL.com.

9:37 PM2 months ago

The axis of Spain

Ricky Rubio continues to be the most important piece of the Spanish national team and, for now, the most decisive player of the national team. His vision and variety of offensive resources are giving life to the Spanish national team and he is expected to have another great game tomorrow. The player from Masnou is scoring 23 points per game and more than 7 assists per game.
Ricky Rubio vs Japan / Photo : FIBA
Ricky Rubio vs Japan / Photo : FIBA
9:32 PM2 months ago

Luka "Magic"

The star player of this Slovenian national team and the Dallas Mavericks continues to prove after every game why he is considered the next boss of world basketball. In these Olympic Games he is averaging 36.5 points, 9 assists and almost 7 rebounds.
Luka Doncic vs Argentina / Photo : FIBA
Luka Doncic vs Argentina / Photo : FIBA
9:27 PM2 months ago

Call-up list of the Slovenian national team

Luka Doncic, Luka Rupnik, Aleksej Nikolic, Klemen Prepelic, Zoran Dragic, Jaka Blazic, Vlatko Cancar, Jakob Cebasek, Gregor Hrovat, Edo Muric, Ziga Dimec, Mike Tobey will be the 12 players representing Slovenia at these Olympic Games.
9:22 PM2 months ago

Call-up of the Spanish Basketball National Team

Sergio Scariolo has called up Ricky Rubio, Sergio Llull, Sergio Rodríguez, Alex Abrines, Xabi López-Arostegui, Rudy Fernández, Victor Claver, Alberto Abalde, Usman Garuba, Willy Hernangómez, Marc Gasol and Pau Gasol for the Olympic Games.
9:17 PM2 months ago

Decisive match

Both Slovenia and Spain will be looking to ensure that they finish first in the group with a win, which will determine a somewhat easier path to a possible Olympic medal.
9:12 PM2 months ago

Background of the match

It will be the first time that both teams will meet in the Olympic Games, however in official matches they have already coincided 7 times, leaving a balance of 4 wins for the Spanish and 3 for the Slovenians. The last clash was in the semifinals of Eurobasket 2017 where the Slovenian team won.
9:07 PM2 months ago

Where will the game be played?

The game will be played at the main venue for basketball at these 2020 Olympic Games: the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo.
9:02 PM2 months ago

Welcome to the live coverage of the match between Spain and Slovenia at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games here on VAVEL.com.

Good morning everyone, my name is Alejandro Ibáñez Guerrero and I will be in charge of commenting the match between Spain and Slovenia today.