Slovenia finishes at the top; France is third

2017-09-06T15:36:47+00:00 2017-09-06T17:04:12+00:00.

Dionysis Aravantinos

06/Sep/17 15:36

Eurohoops.net

Goran Dragic and Luka Doncic were once again exceptional for Slovenia and led their team to an easy win that secured the top spot in Group A.

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

The game everyone was waiting for turned into a one-sided offensive show for Slovenia which cruised over France with a 95-78 victory and eventually grabbed the No. 1 seed in Group A. France will finally finish at the No. 3 spot in Group A and will face off Germany in the next round.

The game started with both teams making tough shots, and showcasing their offensive weapons. Slovenia, however, went on a run between the first and second quarter and got a 17-point lead at the half (52-35). In the second half, they increased their lead even more. The third quarter ended 77-51, a 26 (!) point lead for Slovenia. The game was over for the French side after that.

The star: Goran Dragic was the star of the game. Since early on, he showed his leadership skills and his οffensive repertoire. He finished with 22 points and 8 assists. Luka Doncic was also exciting to watch and was effective for his team with his 15 points and 9 rebounds.

The key: Slovenia’s offense especially in the first half, the 17 point lead at the half and Igor Kokoskov’s exceptional coaching were the main reasons why Slovenia came out on top.

Not enough: Nanto De Colo for France scored 16 points but it wasn’t enough. Evan Fournier scored 11 points for the losing side, but was ejected from the game; Boris Diaw added 13 points and 5 rebounds.

Photo Credit: FIBA Europe