07/10/2021 at 10:32 PM CEST
In a sensational assembly of a Ricky Rubio who scored 19 of his 23 factors after the break, Spain achieved a victory of monumental status in opposition to France within the environment of Paris by 79-87.
(20 + 16 + 21 + 22): Andrew Albicy (2), Nando de Colo (9), Evans Fournier (15), Guerschon Yabusele (9), Moustapha Fall (6) -starting five-, Frank Ntilikina (13) , Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot (4), Nicolas Batum (7), Vincent Poirier (2), Rudy Gobert (12) and Isaïa Cordinier.
(23 + 22 + 14 + 28): Ricky Rubio (23), Alberto Abalde (3), Rudy Fernández (3), Víctor Claver (4), Marc Gasol (2) -starting five-, Xabi López-Arostegui, Sergio Rodríguez (13), Darío Brizuela (11), Carlos Alocén, Willy Hernangómez (16), Usman Garuba, Pierre Oriola (2) and Sergio Llull (10).
Viator, Castillo and Rosso. With out eradicated for private fouls.
Pleasant match in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games performed in entrance of xxx spectators on the AccorHotels Enviornment de Bercy (Paris, France).
After Thursday’s victory in Malaga by 86-77 and after the large ‘stick’ that the affirmation that Juancho Hernangómez will miss the Video games from Tokyo, the stake was actually sophisticated.
And it’s that France was not keen to undergo a new defeat, this time as a native. Because of this, Vincent Collet raised a very bodily match, with the Actual Madrid participant Yabusele and the unstoppable Gobert as foremost references.
The Gauls took the primary vital revenue with six factors from the Baskonista Fall and 5 of the referred Yabusele (13-6), however Spain reacted led by the 5 factors in a row scored by a great Sergio Rodríguez (17-13).
There Willy Hernangómez emerged to point out as soon as once more that he have to be one of many great Spanish references within the Video games and, with three baskets in a row, he balanced the rating on the finish of the primary quarter by taking it out after figuring out that he will be unable to have his brother by his facet (23-23).
Marc Gasol didn’t have his day in offensive duties
The second quarter of the group led by Sergio Scariolo was extraordinary. With an unstoppable Willy Hernangómez and an intense Ricky Rubio within the path, Spain took the lead (27-31). And Darío Brizuela culminated these good minutes with two triples in a row that shot the bronze medalists prior to now Video games (31-41). And at relaxation, 36-45.
The third quarter was not so good for Spanish pursuits. Ntilikina confirmed his high quality with seven factors in a row to position the sport in a handkerchief (47-48) and Yabusele took care of the remainder with a triple and a basket after an offensive rebound (53-32 at 2:20 on the finish of the quarter).
Gobert additionally started to appear (57-59 within the absence of the final 10 minutes) and the large NBA pivot appeared to set the sport for the ‘bleus’, who took a four-point lead making the most of the truth that Pau Gasol was resting on Spanish soil (66-62).
Rudy Gobert was a nightmare after the break
Nevertheless, Spain reacted led by a sensational Ricky Rubio who turned the scoreboard from the free kick (68-70 within the absence of three:47) and El Masnou’s insisted in the identical manner (68-72 within the absence of two:50).
Not proud of it, a superb Rubio scored another two triples plus a basket of two to depart the pleasant virtually sentenced to 49 seconds from time (79-84). The Catalan was the great protagonist of a magnificent triumph (79-87).