Pau Gasol (above) had 19 points and 15 rebounds, while the Raptors’ Jose Calderon added 13 points and 4 assists in Spain’s 85-75 defeat of Serbia & Montenegro. Spain moves on to a quarterfinal clash with Lithuania, while Darko Milicic can return to eBay to catch up on any missing bits of the Esham catalog he might not have acquired in Detroit.

True Hoop’s Henry Abbott scoffs at the notion of Jeff Van Gundy assembling a rowdy gang in the Rockets coach’s own image. I’d have to agree — unless Houston are pretty sure they’ll be facing Miami in the finals, going to all that effort just to make ‘Zo afraid of his shins being humped hardly seems worthy it.

Dov Charney
, eat your heart out.