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France vs. Egypt: Live Score and Highlights for FIBA World Cup 2014

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Sim RissoFeatured ColumnistSeptember 1, 2014

France topped Egypt 94-55 in each team's third game of the FIBA World Cup. 

This one was never really close, with France opening a 23-15 lead at the end of one quarter and a 49-26 advantage at halftime.

Les Bleus had incredible efficiency in this one, making 66 percent of their total field goals, including 78 percent of their two-pointers. On top of that, 31 of their 38 field goals were assisted.

Perhaps their best effort came from Joffrey Lauvergne, who finished with 12 points and seven rebounds in only 11 minutes of action. However, four players for France reached double figures in scoring. NBA stalwart Nicolas Batum finished the game with nine points, three rebounds and two assists. 

Egypt was led by Ibrahim Elgammal, who finished with 12 points, four rebounds and three assists in the loss. The Pharaohs also got 11 points from Sherif Genedy. But the team struggled shooting the ball, only making 33 percent of its field goals, both from two-point range and three-point range.

Egypt next takes on Iran, which is on Sept. 3. Both teams are winless heading into the game and at the bottom of the Group A standings.

With the win, France will automatically advance to the elimination round. However it still has contests in the group stage, with a tilt against Spain on Sept. 3 that should be a fun matchup of the two best teams from Group A.

Make sure to follow along with Bleacher Report as we'll have coverage for the remainder of the FIBA World Cup. 

 

 

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