Scola shines as Argentina set up final with Spain

Scola shines as Argentina set up final with Spain
France's Rudy Gobert (left) fights for the ball with Argentina's Luis Scola. (AFP)

By Reuters

Published: Fri 13 Sep 2019, 11:25 PM

Last updated: Sat 14 Sep 2019, 1:29 AM

Power forward Luis Scola scored a game-high 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Argentina breezed past France 80-66 to book their place in Sunday's basketball World Cup final against Spain.
France blew the tournament wide open by beating favourites and reigning champions the United States in the quarterfinals, but they never got going here as centre Rudy Gobert struggled and shots from beyond the arc would not drop for them.
Argentina will now play their first World Cup final since 2002 against a Spain team that beat Australia 95-88 in a double-overtime thriller.
 




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