Stung by injuries to some key reserves, Croatia's national team coach decided to play it safe tonight and rest his "team leader", the Nets' Zoran Planinic. The Spaniards took advantage of the situation and beat Croatia, 89-82, in an exhibition game in Granada. Planinic is expected to play tomorrow. The Nets' backup shooting guard has looked very good so far in preparing for the European championships.
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