29th : Bruuuuuh Poirier’s dunk!!
27th : Yabusele extends his arm to return to -9 and the Spaniards begin to repeat fatigue errors. That’s good
27th : We give them too much space again, they have time to prepare their shots and that’s +13 for Spain…
26th : On the other hand, we will avoid walking, eh, the Blues…
26th : Nice foray from Fournier who gets a fault.
26th : Authoritarian Dunk by Vincent Poirier, -10.
25th: -12, French time out to break the Spanish rhythm. They gave it a layer. 48-56.
25th : The return of the Spanish three-point shots… And we immediately go back to -10.
24th : Bad defense of Tarpey, Spain takes the air. 46-51
24th: Spanish time out, the Blues are INCREDIBLE!!! The intensity put in since the middle of the 2nd quarter makes the difference. 46-49
24th: Hurtel is yes! France returns to -5!
23rd : YES HURTEL FOR YABUSELE! The French score two more points immediately canceled by Brown.
22nd: YES MY YABUSELE! The basket + the throw! -7
21st : Ah bah as soon as it defends better on Brown he spends more his shots at three points.
21st : Ah, Heurtel’s air-ball is ugly…
21st: START OF THE 3RD QUARTER!
9:27 p.m. : Small stat. Between them, the Hernangomez scored 28 points. Absolutely crazy these two.
9:15 p.m.: Half-time. Let’s take a breather. I have a feeling the ending is going to be crazy.
20th: YES MR. FOURNIER! He infiltrates under the basket and will scratch two points before halftime. It was unexpected this -10 at the break.
20th: OUIIII EVAN IT’S CAAAAA WE WANT!!!! -12!! THEN MAYBE? I return my jacket like Yannick Jadot but I don’t care.
19th : -15! Tarpey slams his two pitches after going for a foul.
19th : 30-47, we have small flashes of genius which allow us to nibble five points from time to time.
18th : We suck and they are in the form of their lives, congratulations to them for the Euro, it’s deserved. There is still a half to play but it is hopeless.
17th : Even free throws are difficult. 1/2, while the Spaniards continue to grab everything in their path.
16th : Okobo at three points, more than -16… It will take a crazy scenario to do anything in this final.
16th: BUT ARRRGH STOP WITH YOUR THREE-POINT SHOOTS CHARLES QUINT’S SUPPORTS… 41-22 we get wrung out.
15th : Hernangomez at 4/5 at three points at the moment, the pig…
14th : 35-20! Then maybe? Two throws from Gobert, a three-point shot, we come back to … -15. Spain must tremble (no).
13th: +16 It’s humiliating what’s going on here…
12th: BUT IT’S NOT POSSIBLE THEY PUT ALL THEIR 3-POINT SHOOTS I’M TIRED OF SPANISH STEPH CURRY…
11th : Rohlala but how we give them balls… And the punishment falls behind. -12 points, we are not there at all, at all.
11th: Start of the 2nd quarter
10th: But it’s not possible the response of the shepherd to the shepherdess, the Spaniards pass a three-point shot in stride. And it’s 23-14 at the end of the first quarter. Don’t let the train pass, guys.
10th: Thomas give me your shooooort! 3 points for the Blues, finally!
9th : Fournier 100% in throwing for the moment, that’s already taken. 11-20.
9th : Insolent of success the Spaniards + we are behind defensively. It does not forgive. It’s not the same story on the roja side. 9-20…
8th: Two throws for Fournier who does not tremble. 18-9, still 9 points behind for the French.
8th : It’s a little better but we don’t feel it in the score, 18-7 for the Spaniards. Defensively the Blues are still too lax
7th: BRUUUUUUH THE YABUSELE DUNK! Big interception from Heurtel at the start of the action.
6th: -9, Vincent Collet asks for a time out, we are next to our pumps.
6th : Oh the three-point shot that hurts a lot… +7 for the Spaniards, we’re full.
6th: Fournier fails at three points but Tarpey grabs the rebound and the two points that go with it. 9-5 for the Spaniards.
5th : 9-3 Empire for Spain.
5th : We miss absolutely early and we cause too many mistakes, the first for Gobert. It would be a question of being less wait-and-see.
4th : Very serene start for the Spaniards, -4… Fournier reacts quickly with two points in the bag. 5-3.
4th : Another French foul while Heurtel is already off the bench. Do the job, big guy.
3rd : Nooooo Yabusele had to put that one… Fortunately La Roja made an offensive fault in stride.
2nd : Brown sticks his three baskets, 3-1 for the Spaniards. It’s clean, and it sucks.
2nd : Failed attempt by Brown but French foul. Fournier had tried his luck just before without success. Do not harvest…
1st: The first throw passes… The second does not. Arf. 1-0 for France
1st : First Spanish foul on Gobert, things are going well.
1st: IT’S GOIIIIII Come on guys, we’re giving it our all. Evan, it’s now or never to release a masterclass.
8:25 p.m .: Collet, on M6: “We will have to be better than them”. Yes, this is the BG project.
8:20 p.m. : Make way for hymns!
8:05 p.m .: There is a little less than half an hour left before kick-off, we are hot! And I hope you do too. At worst, we take care of raising the temperature by 8:30 p.m.
The path has been chaotic, but the French basketball team is where it promised to be two weeks ago: in the final of this Eurobasket 2022. Miraculous against Turkey in 8th and Italy in quarter, she found her iron defense and her offensive drive on Friday to beat the Poles in half. But everything is reset today, with this final to be played against the eternal rivals Spanish. It is no longer the same generations on each side, but this confrontation remains a match apart, a must when talking about basketball. For the Blues, it would be even more beautiful to get the second Euro in their history against these pesky neighbors…
>> Let’s meet here a little after 8:00 p.m. to warm up properly before the start of this grand finale…