Tony Parker became the all-time leading scorer in European championship history by leading defending champion France to a 69-66 win over Poland on Monday.
Parker made France’s first basket to break the record and finished with a team-high 16 points, scoring his team’s final four points.
That gave the San Antonio Spurs guard a total of 1,046 points, 16 more than former Greece star Nikos Galis. Parker tied Galis’ total of 1,030 in France’s 81-54 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina on Sunday.
Earlier, Matt Lojeski made a buzzer-beating tip-in to give Belgium an upset 76-74 victory over Lithuania, with Finland and Bosnia-Herzegovina also winning.
Parker’s layup gave France a 67-62 lead and he then made two free throws down the stretch to help complete the victory.
France is now 3-0 in its home group in Montpellier, while Poland dropped its first game.
Adam Waczynski led all scorers with 18, while Nando de Colo had 12 points and eight rebounds for France, which forced Poland into 15 turnovers.