It looks like Ricky Rubio may be leading Spain into a showdown with the U.S. men’s basketball team.
Rubio and Spain destroyed France in the quarterfinals on Wednesday 92-67, and the Wolves guard played a critical role.
The point guard finished the afternoon with 6 points and 5 assists in 18 minutes. More impressive was his efficiency. Rubio was 2-of-2 from the floor, 1-of-1 from the 3-point line and made the only free throw he attempted.
Through six Olympic games, Rubio is now averaging 6.2 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 1.3 steals. He’s also shooting nearly 43 percent from the field.
The victory moves Spain into the semifinals in Rio.
We’ll see how wrong the experts were as Spain will meet up with the winner of this afternoon’s quarterfinal game between the USA and Argentina.