8 Sep 2009

Serbia stun basketball world champions Spain

11:24 am on 8 September 2009

Serbia has shocked the world champions Spain 66-57 in their opening game of the European basketball championships in Poland.

Nenad Krstic led Serbia with 17 points as his team outplayed their opponents, who were runners-up to Russia in the last Eurobasket tournament in 2007.

Spain's Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol, who pointed to his team's poor shooting as the main reason for the defeat, says they can't play any worse.