France edged Montenegro in preparation game

Evan Fournier France
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France turned things around in the fourth quarter and defeated Montenegro in a Basketball World Cup preparation game (80-72).

Montenegro was in control until the end of the third quarter (36-43, 51-59), but France took over after that. They went on a 17-2 run to take the lead (68-61) and cruise to the victory. France outscored Montenegro 29-13 in the fourth quarter.

Nicolas Batum and Evan Fournier led the winners in scoring, with 18 and 17 points, respectively, whereas Bojan Dubljevic had 12 points for the losing squad.