The France team, which is one of the favorites for the next EuroBasket (from September 1 to 18), came undone without trembling The Netherlands for his first preparation match (89-65), this Sunday, August 17, in a Kindarena in Rouen filled and adorned with blue-white-red. face to face 47th nation in the worldthe Blues were moved defensively in the first act, before setting the sights in the second half and taking off.
The Blues struggled to get into their match. Despite a lead that rose to 13 points in the second quarter, the men of Vincent Collet saw the Dutch come back to within six lengths at half-time. But on returning from the locker room, Evan Fournier showed the way, with shots from three points to allow the Blues to take a significant step forward and manage quietly at the end of the match.
The leaders at the rendezvous
the new french captainfinished top scorer in the game with 15 dots.Good performance also pivots Rudy Gobert (12 points, 9 rebounds, 18 rating) and Vincent Poirier (11 points, 8 rebounds, 26 rating). The Rouennais Theo Maledon played 16 minutes in front of his home crowd (9 points, two assists).
This Friday, the Blues will face Italy in Bologna for their second warm-up match. During the Euro, in September, they face in the group stage the SloveniaIGermany and the bosnia.