France, one of favorites for FIBA Eurobasket, crushed Croatia by 32 in a friendly game Saturday in Strasbourg, France. Bojan Bogdanovic was one of only two Croatians who finished in double figures, scoring 13 points on 3-of-10 shooting, including 2-of-5 from deep. The 6'8" shooting guard also went to the line six times, making five of them. Roko Leni Ukic, the last Croatian to play in the NBA, finished with 15.
France, on the other hand, features eight players with NBA experience, including Tony Parker, Boris Diaw, Nicolas Batum, Nando De Colo, Evan Fournier and Johan Petro, who scored 15 points off the bench to lead the French.
Croatia is now 1-3 in friendlies and will play Germany Sunday. Bogdanovic is now averaging 15 points a game.
- Boxscore - France vs. Croatia - FIBA
- France convincing against Croatia (Google Translate) - Slobodna Dalmacija