Originally posted on Magic Basketball Online  |  Last updated 8/8/14
After sitting out France’s first friendly of its FIBA World Cup preparation against Belgium with a slightly pulled groin, new Orlando Magic acquisition Evan Fournier saw his first national team action of the year on Friday. In what was the first of a 3-day exhibition tourney that the French Basketball Federation is hosting apart of its Blue-White Tour in Pau, France, they defeated Croatia 81-71. France needed a 22-2 run in the fourth period to take the victory. Fournier came off the bench and played just under 12 minutes, the majority of which came in the first half as he saw no crunch time minutes. Evan tallied 2 points on 1-for-5 shooting and 2 rebounds. Below is his shot chart.  Orlando’s 12th overall Draft selection Dario Saric – who the Magic traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Elfrid Payton – was a huge reason for why Croatia stormed back after trailing 24-10 following the completion of the first period. Saric had 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting and 5 rebounds. Luka...
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