Ricky Rubio with 23 points was the best of the match against France
Spain defeats France in the fourth preparatory game for the Olympics
Brizuela showed his quality in the few minutes he was on the track
The Spanish basketball team was playing its fourth preparation game against France in Paris. A duel in which Scariolo could not tell Pau Gasol and Alex Abrines that they did not travel to rest or with Juancho Hernangómez who was injured in the last game precisely before the French and he will miss the Olympics. Ricky Rubio was the real hero with several triples in the final minutes and finished with 23 points, they also played a great game Brizuela with 11 points and Willy who finished with 16 points and 5 rebounds.
Complicated first room until ‘Chacho’ appeared
The match started with a highly plugged France seeking revenge with Fournier doing his thing and leading a 7-0 run for the Gauls. With the scoreboard at 13-6 losing, Scariolo had to ask for a time-out so that his players would react for it, he moved the quintet. With Sergio Rodríguez and his namesake Llull on the field, the game changed completely, Spain reacted thanks to the game of ‘Chacho’ and the defense of the Real Madrid player.
Brizuela shows its quality to the French
In the second quarter, Gobert, one of France’s benchmarks and an NBA player for the Utah Jazz, played some quality minutes. The pivot had not started, nor had he played the previous game due to his participation in the semifinals of the Western Conference. Against one of the best defenders of current basketball, Spain did not collapse, partly thanks to the festival that Brizuela put together in the few minutes he was on the court. Two of his three-pointers in a row caused France to time out before the break.
France could not overcome the Spanish defense in the second quarter and they went to the locker room with a 45-36 for ‘the family’. In the third quarter the script took a radical turnNow the Gauls were what they defended tooth and nail, and Scariolo’s men came out little by little from the game with unsportsmanlike fouls, techniques and turnovers. Despite having everything against me, Spain managed to finish fourth, winning by three thanks to the good work of Llull and Willy Hernangómez.
Gobert, the monster of France
The last quarter started like the previous one with a much more intense and aggressive France. The reference of the Gauls on both sides of the pitch was Rudy Gobert, his defense avoided the easy Spanish baskets and in attack he did a lot of damage in the area. When the Spanish National Team was seen with the water around their necks, Ricky Rubio emerged as the true heroes with several triples in the final minutes. The Spanish point guard managed to finish off the French monster with the class that characterizes him and finished the match with 23 points. ‘The family’ got the victory 79-87.
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