Parker leads France past Lithuania

Associated Press  |  Last updated August 02, 2012
Tony Parker scored 27 points and Nicolas Batum added 21 to lead France to an 82-74 victory over Lithuania in the Olympic men's basketball tournament on Thursday. Ronny Turiaf, now with the Los Angeles Clippers, pulled down 10 rebounds for France (2-1), which was led by the NBA players on its roster. Batum plays with the Portland Trail Blazers. Parker, star guard for the San Antonio Spurs, sank a 3-pointer to finish a 10-2 run that gave France a 59-52 lead at the end of third quarter. Wearing goggles to protect a surgically repaired left eye, he scored seven of France's last eight points. Linas Kleiza led Lithuania (1-2) with 17 points and Martynas Pocius added 15 off the bench. Pocius hit all of his five shots in the first half, including three 3-pointers.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
The best pick from every NBA Draft
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Fournette announces he will declare for 2017 NFL Draft

Report: Indians have considered signing Encarnacion

Eagles HC Pederson calls out players for lack of effort

Report: ‘All signs point to’ Robert Griffin III starting in Week 14

Blake Bortles calls 2016 season ‘the biggest nightmare possible’

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Rondo suspended for 'heated exchange' with coach

Zimmer returns to Vikings, should make trip to Jacksonville

Report: Johnson ‘leading contender’ to be UK ambassador

Matt Barnes accused of choking woman at nightclub

Final College Football Playoff rankings: Alabama reigns

WATCH: Tyler Lockett opens 2nd half with 75-yard TD

Championship Week as explained by Diana Ross

Cult of Sport: Before there was Ezekiel Elliott, there was Eric Dickerson

MLB Winter Meetings primer: Every team's trade temperature on the hot stove

James Franklin, Penn State come up roses

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Sporting life: Gifts for real fans (that aren't ugly NFL sweaters)

Best of Yardbarker: CFB Championship Week chaos

New faces help Spurs continue unparalleled success

The Pirates prepare for rarely chartered waters in dealing Andrew McCutchen

Joakim Noah’s contract is becoming worst deal in NBA

Top 10 takeaways from Sunday’s Week 13 NFL action

Box Score 12/2: High-kicking it into the weekend

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Championship Week as explained by Diana Ross

Cult of Sport: Before there was Ezekiel Elliott, there was Eric Dickerson

Winter Meetings primer: Every team's trade temperature on the hot stove

James Franklin, Penn State come up roses

Final College Football Playoff rankings: Alabama reigns

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Sporting life: Gifts for real fans (that aren't ugly NFL Christmas sweaters)

New faces help Spurs continue unparalleled success

The Pirates prepare for rarely chartered waters in dealing Andrew McCutchen

Everything you need to know for CFB Championship Week

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker