FIBA WORLD CUP

Gobert’s Double-Double Helps France To Easy Win Over Jordan

Sep 3, 2019, 10:56 AM
#27 Rudy Gobert of the France National Team dunks against the Jordan National Team during the 1st r...
#27 Rudy Gobert of the France National Team dunks against the Jordan National Team during the 1st round of 2019 FIBA World Cup at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center on September 03, 2019 in Shenzhen, China. (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)
(Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)

SHANGHAI, China – Utah Jazz and French National Team center Rudy Gobert had a dominant performance in France’s 103-64 win over Jordan in the FIBA World Cup of basketball.

Gobert finished with 16 points, 13 rebounds and 2 blocks, while shooting 5-of-8 from the field and a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line in 22 minutes on the floor.

In their first win of the tournament against Germany, Gobert had 9 points and 9 rebounds.

Nando De Colo was the only player to score more than Gobert, he finished with 19 points and 8 assists. Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier had 13 points, while New York Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.

Dar Tucker led Jordan with 20 points, while Zaid Abbas chipped in 12 points as the only two Jordan players to reach double figures in scoring.

France is now 2-0 in Group G, tied with the Dominican Republic for first place. The French hold the tiebreaker with a plus-43 point differential. France and the Dominican Republic will battle for Group G on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN+.

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