Originally posted on Magic Basketball Online  |  Last updated 8/23/14
We’re one week away from the start of the FIBA World Cup in Spain. The French national basketball team is in Strasbourg this weekend for a 2-day exhibition series. On Saturday they defeated Finland 74-69. France finished the game on a 17-2 run in the  last four minutes to nab the victory. Finland doesn’t sound like a basketball power, but they were a pleasant 2013 EuroBasket surprise and it looks like they’ll be poised to impress again. The Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier only played 6 minutes and scored 3 points on 1-for-3 shooting, but sat the entire second half. Evan didn’t really have a good second period, but didn’t warrant being benched the rest of the game. He committed a turnover when Finland trapped him just past halfcourt. Evan then missed an open 3-pointer and was also forced into a tough running floater with the shot clock winding down.  Finland went on a 17-2 run of their own in the third quarter to make it an even contest heading into the final ten minutes. Nicolas Batu...
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