Second test against Iran before the double duel with France

The National Team faces the Asian team in Madrid (20:00, BeMad) 48 hours after their triumph in Valencia. Scariolo still has 18 players.


Second test for the National Team against Iran, which they knocked down in Valencia by 27 points (88-61) in a great match by Alberto Abalde (13 points in just under 15 minutes) and Usman Garuba (9 points and 9 rebounds in 13:29), one of the two players who debuted with Spain last Saturday (the other was Barça player Sergi Martínez) and who, in theory, would be playing an Olympic place with Pierre Oriola.

The National Team left the Turia capital with good feelings. Sergio Scariolo distributed minutes (Llull, he was the one who played the most, but he was on the court for just over 17 minutes) and tried possible combinations (Pau and Willy, one of the Gasol with Juancho, Claver or Garuba ...) in a match that Spain broke in the third quarter.

Pau, who was on the track for just over nine minutes and finished with seven points, achieved his 3,600th goal for the National Team. With an average of 17.3 goals, he is still the player with the most points with the Spain jersey. Rudy Fernández, another of the veterans, exceeded 4,500 minutes and Juancho achieved his 100th basket with the National Team. Of the first 99, more than a third (37) had been three points.

The one in Madrid will be a good opportunity to improve details for what lies ahead. After this second confrontation against Iran (number 23 in the FIBA ranking) there will be a double confrontation against France (7) and finally, the USA (1) in Las Vegas.

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