Team France, and Italy picked up wins today at EuroBasket 2013.
France: San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker scored 28 points, and handed out 2 assists in 28 minutes leading Team France to a narrow 77-71 win over Ukraine. Boris Diaw scored 15 points and Nando De Colo chipped in with 3 points off the bench. With the win, France now advances to the second round of EuroBasket.
However, Diaw had the highlight of the game and reminded all he can still get up and finish at the rim.
Diaw postgame interview:
Italy: Spurs' Marco Belinelli scored 23 points, and grabbed 7 rebounds leading Italy to a 81-72 win over Greece. Italy is 4-0 at EuroBasket with the win.
Belinelli with the play of the game:
At the FIBA Americas tournament, Cory Joseph finished with 19 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds in 29 minutes in a Team Canada loss to Argentina, 67-73.
Boris throwing down. Nice. I'd love to know what Boris could do if he took his conditioning really seriously. I also want Baynes and Tiago to have a hook shot like that Ukrainian big guy at the :47 sec mark:) Belinelli.....nice numbers against quality opponent. Cory? I'd like to see a pg have more assists and would be interested to know how many turnovers he had.
Thanks jeff, good vids. Beli with the nice answer after a tough shooting game. Italians have been impressive. And TP going at a point per minute clip is impressive as well.
@gymbear how is your fan post coming along?
@gymbear CJ had 2 TOs today + 19 pts. Just too bad Canada didnt have all their horses in the race this year.