Basketball , USA-FRANCE , what a final
Dan Smadja - C19 -Tamar news
Yesterday two amazing games were played between the United States and Australia and France versus Slovenia. In the United States we’re trailing at halftime and made a comeback.
I can’t be Australians who apparently had forgotten they had the shot after the second quarter whilst an effort by Patty Mills was shocking. It was too late to come back against a historically great team in the United States.
Kevin Durant put together another terrific all-around performance, totaling 23 points, nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block. Jrue Holiday continued what has been a strong tournament run with a near triple-double against the Australians (11 points, eight rebounds, eight assists).
“Guarding, that’s what it comes down to,” said Booker, who had 20 points and finished a team-high plus-30 in the win. “That’s what we talked about in the locker room. Offense is going to come. We have a lot of talented guys out here, but we have to be on the same page on defense.”
The second match was between France and Slovenia, and this was truly a game to watch a game where the rising star in Luke Doncic had a triple-double with 16 points 18 assists and 10 rebounds it was still not enough to beat the French.
The French were led by Evan Fournier and Nando Bruno Alfred Andre de Colo scored 23 points and 25 points but the amazing performance by the defensive player of the year Rudy Gobert who had four blocks during the the game was still matched in crunch time by Nicholas Batum who blocked Klemen Prepelič out of nowhere even though he was on the way to win the game with a layup a truly great performance by the French and something that can scare the United States.
With France up 90-89, Slovenia’s Luka Doncic was doubled at the three-point line with just over five seconds left, so he gave up the ball to Klemen Prepelic. The guard drove to the hoop and saw an opening.
And in came Nic Batum, who swatted the layup away. The horn sounded, and Doncic’s run with Slovenia came to a heartbreaking end.