France: Fournier carries the Blues… follow the match live

LITHUANIA – FRANCE. Badly embarked on this start to the match, France returned to the locker room with a one-point deficit (41-40) against Lithuania. Led by a great Evan Fournier, author of 18 points, the Blues must get back to the place against the very skilful Baltics.



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6:51 p.m. – The Blues go ahead!

Thanks to a huge award-winning shot from Tarpey, the French team is in front for the first time in this match (48-46). Dead time for Lithuania.

18:47 – Start of the second half

Led 41-40 by Lithuania, France have 20 minutes in front of them to get the best of Lithuania.

18:46 – Sabonis also misses

The Lithuanian pivot scored only two points and grabbed 5 rebounds and two assists, well contained by Yabusele in the French racket.

18:43 – Germany first in the group

Victorious over the Blues on the first day, Germany won their second Euro match against Bosnia (92-82) a little earlier and prances at the top of this group B.

18:36 – Fall, the X factor

Off the bench, the pivot of Olympiakos has already scored 6 points while Rudy Gobert has only two points to his credit. He should have more playing time.

6:30 p.m. – Half time: the Blues are behind

End of this first period where the Blues are behind despite Evan Fournier’s 18 points. Inside, Gobert is transparent while Fall scored 6 points off the bench.

18:26 – 18 points for Fournier

The Frenchman is the man of this first period with 18 points on his counter!

18:25 – Time out

Vincent Collet decides to apply a timeout 2 minutes from the end of this first period. Still + 4 for Lithuania.

18:19 – +5 for Lithuania

At the end of the first period, Lithuania regained a gap while Evan Fournier resumed his place on the floor on the side of France.

18:15 – transparent Gobert

The French pivot returns to the bench with 0 points on the clock and two rebounds and gives way to Fall.

18:14 – 17 points for Fournier

The captain of the France team plays the role of savior in this match, with already 17 points on the clock.

18:12 – Equalization of France!

Thanks to a three-pointer from Fournier’s corner, France returned to level against Lithuania.

18:11 – Start of the 2nd QT

Rudy Gobert made his return to the 5 major, while Evan Fournier has still not returned to the bench.

18:03 – End of the first qt

Thanks to a big end to the first quarter, France trailed by only two points despite a bad start.

6:00 p.m. – France is back!

Under the impetus of Fall and Fournier, France is only 6 points behind at the end of the first quarter.


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