France defeats Turkey, will face Canada in Finals

Nando de Colo

France defeated Turkey, 75-63 to set a finals showdown against Canada in the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament Manila. Thomas Heurtel led Team France with 17 points while Nando de Colo with 13 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals.

Omer Asik led Turkey with 19 points but they shot only 15% from the three-point line and had 16 turnovers. Nicolas Batum played his 1st game for Team France in the FIBA OQT and finished with just 3 points along with 2 assists and 2 steals. Tony Parker scored only 2 points.

France vs Canada Finals Game will be held tomorrow, July 10, 9pm at the Mall of Asia Arena. Winner will get a slot in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

France 75 – Heurtel 17, de Colo 13, Lauvergne 11, Diot 10, Gelabale 5, Diaw 4, Pietrus 4, Tillie 4, Batum 3, Moerman 2, Parker 2

Turkey 63 – Asik 19, Erden 11, Muhammed 11, Osman 7, Batuk 5, Arslan 4, Korkmaz3, Mahmutoglu 2, Guler 1

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