Zoran Planinic and Tony Parker who have faced off numerous times in international competition battled each other again in Athens Tuesday, with Parker coming away the winner, 76-69. Parker had 13 points and 5 assists to Planinic's 8 and 4. The two are best known for a classic 2000 face-off in the European U18 championship when Planinic outscored Parker, but like Tuesday, France beat Croatia. France features six NBA players, including Boris Diaw, who scored 10. Croatia plays Italy Wednesday.
- Boxscore: Croatia vs. France - Acropolis Cup
- Croatia Falls Short to France - Antonio Gotovac & Igor Petrinoviæ - Crobasket
- Croatia Push France All The Way - FIBA