Serbia edges France; finishes Basketball World Cup preparation undefeated

Serbia France
Photo: Serbian Basketball Federation

Serbia defeated France in the Final of the AusTiger Tournament (56-61) and finished its preparation for the Basketball World Cup unbeaten.

France was in control until halftime (32-23), yet the Serbians turned things around in the second half.

Playing excellent especially defensively, they outscored their opponents 24-38 in the last 20 minutes and earned the win.

Miroslav Raduljica led the way for the winners, with 13 points, while Nikola Jokic added 10. On the other hand, no player of France scored in double digits, with Nicolas Batum having nine.

Bogdan Bogdanovic, Nemanja Bjelica and Vladimir Lucic didn’t play for Serbia, which won all ten of its Basketball World Cup preparation games.