France beats New Zealand in first prep game in China

2019-08-24T17:49:45+00:00 2019-08-24T18:41:50+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

24/Aug/19 17:49

It was a game of huge ups and downs for both teams.

By Eurohoops Team/

France to beat New Zealand 95 – 81 in its first preparation game in China, ahead of the World Cup.

Nando De Colo scored 19 points while Frank Ntilikina and Rudy Gobert added 12 points apiece for the French side. Corey Webster contributed 11 points, Tohi Smith-Milner 11 and Tom Abercrombie 10 to New Zealand.

New Zealand had taken an 8-point lead, 34 – 42 before halftime. France bounced back after the break to win the third period 32 – 13 and preserve an advantage for the remainder of the match.