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Pau Gasol celebrates the victory.
Pau Gasol celebrates the victory. / Agencies

Spain reach the World Cup Final with late win over Australia

  • Sergio Scariolo's team rallied from an 11-point third-quarter deficit to overtake the Boomers in two overtimes

Spain will take on Argentina in the Basketball World Cup Final on Sunday after an incident-filled 95-88 win over Australia in Beijing on Friday.

Sergio Scariolo's team, led by Marc Gasol's 33 points, rallied from an 11-point third-quarter deficit to overtake the Boomers in two overtimes.

Argentina await on Sunday after they saw off France 80-66.

The Spaniards, ranked number two in the world, have their sights firmly set on their second world title, 13 years after their first and seven years since they last played for a global title (at the London Olympics in 2012).