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Rio 2016: France snatch tough win over Serbia - Aug 10, 2016


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Colo
France - Serbia 76:75

France claimed the second victory in Group A. They nipped Serbia to improve at 2-1 record. Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) sank 22 points to lead les Bleues.
France dominated the beginning of the game. They raced to a 20:4 lead early on. France finished the first period up by 9 points 26:17. However Serbia slowed their opponents down in the second stanza. They pulled within 4 points at halftime 36:40. Serbia erased the deficit in the third term. The Balkan team pulled ahead to ensure a 60:57 lead at the final intermission. Serbia entered the final three minutes of regulation up by five points 75:70. But Nando De Colo scored 4 points in a row to put France within one with just over a minute left. Tony Parker (188-PG-82) then sank a jumper to give the lead back to les Bleues. Borden Bogdanovic then committed a turnover and then could not convert after a missed shot by Nicolas Batum (203-SF-88, agency: Comsport) as France got away with a narrow win. Joffrey Lauvergne (210-PF-91, agency: BeoBasket) finished with 12 points, while Nicolas Batum and Boris Diaw (203-PF-82) had 11 points each in the victory. Miroslav Raduljica (213-C-88) responded with 16 points for Serbia. Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) and Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-G/F-92) had 10 points each in the loss.

France: Nando De Colo 22, Joffrey Lauvergne 12, Nicolas Batum 11, Boris Diaw 11
Serbia: Miroslav Raduljica 16, Milos Teodosic 10, Bogdan Bogdanovic 10   




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Olympic Games Final Standings
 1. USA
 2. Serbia
 3. Spain
 4. Australia
 5. Croatia
 6. France
 7. Lithuania
 8. Argentina
 9. Brazil
 10. Venezuela
 11. Nigeria
 12. China
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Bojan BOGDANOVIC
  BIH
  (203-SF-89)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Bogdanovic, BIH24.8 
 2. Mills, AUS20.5 
 3. Yi, CHN20.4 
 4. Gasol, ESP19.4 
 5. Kalnietis, LTU19.2 
 6. Raduljica, SRB17.6 
 7. Durant, USA16.8 
 8. Campazzo, ARG16.4 
 9. Nocioni, ARG15.6 
 10. Ginobili, ARG15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pau GASOL
  ESP
  (213-F/C-80)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Gasol, ESP8.8 
 2. Diogu, NGR8.6 
 3. Scola, ARG8.0 
 4. Saric, CRO7.2 
 5. Valanciunas, LTU6.8 
 6. Yi, CHN6.6 
 7. Hilario, BRA6.4 
 8. Lima, BRA6.3 
 9. Nocioni, ARG6.2 
 10. Gobert, FRA6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Matthew DELLAVEDOVA
  AUS
  (193-G-90)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Dellavedova, AUS8.6 
 2. Kalnietis, LTU8.0 
 3. Huertas, BRA6.6 
 4. Irving, AUS6.0 
 5. Campazzo, ARG5.2 
 6. Heurtel, FRA5.0 
 7. Teodosic, SRB5.0 
 8. Guo, CHN4.8 
 9. Rodriguez, ESP4.8 
 10. Vargas, VEN4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  ARG
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Campazzo, ARG2.6 
 2. Vargas, VEN2.2 
 3. Hilario, BRA2.0 
 4. Fernandez, ESP2.0 
 5. De Colo, FRA1.6 
 6. Yi, CHN1.4 
 7. Maciulis, LTU1.4 
 8. Barbosa, BRA1.4 
 9. Zhou, CHN1.4 
 10. Rubio, ESP1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekenechukwu IBEKWE
  NGR
  (206-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ibekwe, NGR2.4 
 2. Gobert, FRA2.0 
 3. Gasol, ESP2.0 
 4. Bogut, AUS1.8 
 5. Diogu, NGR1.2 
 6. Yi, CHN1.2 
 7. Valanciunas, LTU1.0 
 8. Javtokas, LTU1.0 
 9. Diaw, FRA1.0 
 10. Acuna, ARG1.0 
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