France’s former Celtics, Fournier, Poirier, can’t stop Slovenia and Doncic’s historic game

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In an historic EuroBasket performance, Luka Doncic produced an absurd 47 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists to power Slovenia past France, 88-82, on Wednesday afternoon.

The Dallas Mavericks’ star’s performance was too much for the two former Boston Celtics who played in the game for France; former Boston big man Guerschon Yabusele did not play.

Evan Fournier had the better game, compared to Vincent Poirier. Fournier produced 15 points on 6-of-14 shooting, including a very poor 1-of-6 game from beyond the 3-point arc. He added 3 assists.

While Poirier had a more efficient game than the ex-Boston shooting guard, he only added 2 points and as many boards in 5:40 of floor time in the loss.

With the win, Slovenia (4-1) takes first place in Group B play. France falls to 3-2 and retains a thin grip on second place in the group.

“(Doncic is) really good, but when he makes shots like that, it’s tough,” Fournier said after the game via Eurohoops’ Antonis Stroggylakis. “When you give him shots that he makes, then he gets confident, and then it’s hard to stop. You have to do the job early on him. You can’t give him anything easy.”

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