Greece and France victorious in Basketball World Cup preparation games

Greece and France overpowered Jordan and New Zealand, respectively, in Basketball World Cup preparation games.

The Greeks led from start to finish and cruised to an easy victory over Jordan in the 2019 Suzhou International Basketball Challenge (92-65).

Five players scored in double figures for the winners, with Giorgos Printezis having a team-high 17 points. On the other hand, Darquavis Tucker posted a game-high 23 points for the losing squad.

The game between Greece and Jordan was streamed on the YouTube channel of FIBA and fans could watch it live on TalkBasket.net.

In another Basketball World Cup preparation game, France turned things around in the second half and rallied past New Zealand (81-95).

The French team made a better start (11-19), but New Zealand went on a 31-15 run and took control of the game (42-34), closing the first half in front by one (43-42).

Yet, France took over in the third quarter and outscored its opponents 13-32 to earn a double-digit lead (56-74) and never look back. New Zealand never recovered after that and were defeated.

*Photo credit: Hellenic Basketball Federation