France vs. Spain Boxscore: France Stuns Spain in FIBA World Cup 65-52

Spain vs France FIBA World Cup Boxscore

It’s not that France is a bad team, it’s just that Spain is that good.  France was a 17 point underdog going into the game, and instead they pulled out a double-digit win with great passing, outside shots, and interior defense from a young Rudy Gobert.

The 22-year old, 7-2 Gobert’s length proved to be a problem for the Gasol brothers in the fourth quarter. The young player Utah Jazz center had a couple high-flying slam dunks in the first half. He sent back a Pau Gasol shot. Gobert grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds and France out-rebounded the bigger Spain team by a shocking 50-28.

Boris Diaw led France with 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists. Point guard Thomas Heurtel added 13 points and 4 assists. Nicholas Batum and Mickael Galebale each added 9 points.

Here’s is the boxscore for the France Spain game from the FIBA World Cup Quarterfinals. Click on the boxscore to see the full sized boxscore.

France Spain Boxscore FIBA World Cup 2014

 

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Pau Gasol led Spain with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks shooting 7-12, but the team shot just 32% from the field and that included the trio of well-known NBA players shot a combined an eye-opening 3-21. Marc Gasol (1-7), Ricky Rubio (1-7), and Serge Ibaka (1-7). You might expect that Rubio, but what killed Spain offensively were Ibaka and Marc Gasol’s poor showing from the field.

Les Bleus led throughout the first half. Going into halftime with a 7 point lead. Spain came out swinging in the third quarter, enough to take a one-point lead into the third quarter. That’s when France and Gobert dominated – outscoring the favorites

France will now play Serbia, who defeated Brazil in a previous game, on Friday. The other side will feature Team USA against Lithuania (3 p.m. ET, ESPN). Discuss the FIBA World Cup in our forum.

 

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