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Magic's Evan Fournier helps lead France to bronze in EuroBasket

The 22-year-old scored 15 points Sunday in his best outing of the tournament.

Evan Fournier
Evan Fournier
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France secured a bronze finish in EuroBasket 2015 on Sunday, topping Serbia by an 81-68 final behind Evan Fournier's 15-point outing.

In 22 minutes, the Orlando Magic swingman Fournier shot 6-of-7 from the field, including 3-of-3 on three-pointers, to go with five boards, two assists, and a steal. He had plenty of help in the victory, as Nando De Colo scored 20 and Rudy Gobert added 15 points and 14 boards.

Fournier had been coming off an ineffective outing in a semifinal loss to Spain, a performance in which he picked up three fouls in six minutes. His strong showing Sunday caps what had been a mediocre tournament for him.

Fournier and his Magic mates will convene in Orlando on Friday for Media Day. Training camp begins shortly thereafter, with the preseason tipping off on October 3rd against the Charlotte Hornets.

In the EuroBasket final, Spain crushed Lithuania, 80-63, as Pau Gasol turned in another spectacular performance, scoring 25 points to go with 12 boards in 32 minutes.

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