2016 Rio Olympic Men’s Basketball USA vs Venezuela full games video rio highlights and replay August 12, 2016 ‘Friday’match-up at Rio de Janiero.
The France (4-1) beat Venezuela (1-3), (96-56) on Friday (Saturday morning in Manila) at Carioca in Rio de Janeiro.
Tony Parker had 12 of his 14 points in the first half as France turned an 18-17 deficit late in the first quarter into a 42-30 advantage at the break.
A run of 8 unanswered points put them in front 25-18 early in the second period and they had their first double-digit lead of the night, 34-24, on Antoine Diot’s pair of free-throws with 4:03 to go to halftime.
It was more of the same after the break as they kept increasing their lead, heading into the final frame up 66-47. They came four points shy of becoming the only team other than the USA to reach the century mark in the tournament.
Turning Point: Nestor Colmaneres edged Venezuela in front 18-17 with 1:27 to play in the first quarter but France scored the last six points of the period and the first two of the second to set them on the way to a resounding win
Stats Don’t Lie: France shot 41-of-67 (61 percent) from the field, including 36-of-52 (69 percent) from two-point range.
Hero: Joffrey Lauvergne had a game-high 17 points on 8-of-9 from the field to go with 4 rebounds and 2 assists in just 19 minutes.
Bottom Line: France’s opening loss to Australia is a distant memory and they appear to be finding their stride as the tournament progresses.
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