After learning that a volunteer for the French team had been robbed, Parker and Diaw showed some real Olympic spirit.
Led by Pau Gasol once again, Spain narrowly edged Australia in a game that went down to its final, contentious moments.
Our favorite Spur bid an emotional farewell to international competition on Wednesday as Argentina lost to the United States in the Olympics. He's one of the lucky ones. Few athletes get to leave on their own terms.
The convincing result bodes well for a Spanish team that started the competition slow, but it signaled the end of Olympic play for Tony Parker, who retired from international play after the loss.
Spurred by Patty Mills' 30 points, Australia led at the half and very nearly pulled off the upset against the heavily-favorited Americans.
Pau Gasol and Spain suffered another Olympic upset, losing in the final seconds to hosts Brazil.
Despite a big night from Pau Gasol and teammate Nikola Mirotic, the reigning silver medalists lost their Olympic opener to a hungry Croatian squad.
In a clash of Spurs point guards, it was Patty Mills' Boomers that came away with the first victory in Rio, blowing out a French side that featured Nicolas Batum, Boris Diaw and Tony Parker.