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#1 von wh3171 , 25.02.2020 04:15

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Tony Parker is keeping his minutes down as he gets back into game shape.Good thing for France he was ready to play at the end.Parker hit the go-ahead jumper with 31 seconds left, and the French beat Serbia 76-75 on Monday in an Olympic mens basketball game.Sitting on the bench for most of the fourth quarter as Serbia built a lead, Parker came back on late to help Frances run of six straight points to end the game.I was waiting for my moment, Parker said.It didnt appear one would be necessary after the French raced to a 20-4 lead. But Serbia rallied and had a 75-70 advantage before Nando de Colo scored four straight points.Parker, who had finally checked back into the game with about 3 + minutes left, then got the ball toward the corner as the shot clock was winding down and launched a shot that he said felt good as soon as it left his hands.Parker has won four championships with the San Antonio Spurs and was the MVP of the 2007 NBA Finals, but its not often he gets a feeling like Monday.Its awesome, Parker said. Its not every day you hit almost a buzzer-beater, a game-winning shot against a great team. Serbia has an unbelievable team. It was a great win for us.Parker missed some time with his French teammates as his wife delivered their second son, Liam, on July 29. Parker then rejoined the squad for his second Olympics, but early in the tournament hes only playing about 20-25 minutes as he rebuilds is conditioning.So he had a seat on the France bench while Serbias lead grew to as much as seven points in the final period. He came back on as the Serbians were making two free throws that made it 75-70.We didnt want to burn his energy too soon, French coach Vincent Collet said.France, considered a medal contender, has won two in a row after dropping its Olympic opener. Parker became the EuroBasket career scoring leader in last summers tournament, but the French lost to Spain in the semifinals, forcing them to win an Olympic qualifying tournament his summer.There was initial fear Parker, 34, could miss the tournament after his wife became pregnant, but he was available to help the French secure their spot in early July. The French are a close-knit group staying together in the Olympic village, and Parker wanted to be a part of it.I love being in the village, he said. Its part of the Olympic experience being with everybody and sharing experiences with all the other athletes and meeting everyone. Thats what I like the most is meeting all the other athletes and enjoying ourselves. Its been a great experience.And its getting better for a French team that was routed by Australia in its opener.The French looked sharp early in this one during a blistering start in front of top-ranked Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, who watched his home country after he was eliminated in singles earlier in the Olympics.The lead got away from France, and the game almost did, too. A careless turnover after Parkers jumper when de Colo threw an ill-advised alley-oop instead of trying to run out the clock gave Serbia one last chance, and Bogdan Bogdanovics shot from inside halfcourt bounced out at the buzzer.It couldnt get any closer, Parker said.But when it didnt fall, the French had a win worth celebrating.We had a rough start and now I feel like were back to our identity and were playing a lot better, Parker said.---AP Sports Writer Tom Withers contributed to this report. [url=http://www.custom49ersjersey.com/custom-dana-stubblefield-jersey-large-508d.html]Dana Stubblefield Jersey[/url] . They had already blown a double-digit lead, fans were hitting the exits, and a long seven-game road trip waited at the end. [url=http://www.custom49ersjersey.com/]Custom 49ers Jersey China[/url] . -- Its been a long road back for Sean Bergenheim. 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It marked the second win in three matches for Salt Lake and gave goalkeeper Nick Rimando his 181st career MLS victory -- the most in league history.Salt Lake (10-7-7) is looking for another breakthrough when it hits the road against the Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday. RSL has dropped four consecutive road matches in the series. It may take an improved defensive effort to break the streak.Salt Lake has allowed the second-most total goals (34) among Western Conference teams this season and the second-most goals away from home (25).Aaron Maunds absence with a foot injury and Jamison Olaves age (35) have combined to make the backline porous. RSL signed veteran defender Chris Schuler this week to shore up its backfield deptth.dddddddddddd Schuler played with the club for six seasons after Salt Lake drafted him in 2010.Seattle (7-12-3) is poised to take advantage. The Sounders throttled Orlando City SC 3-1 in their most recent match behind a hat trick from Clint Dempsey. It marked the second hat trick of Dempseys MLS career and helped the Sounders notch their third win in 13 matches.Nicolas Lodeiro has given Seattles offense a boost. He assisted on two of Dempseys three goals against Orlando -- the first ones of his MLS career since joining the Sounders.RSL could get its own offensive boost Sunday. Yura Movsisyan is available to play after sitting out three straight games with a hip flexor injury. Movsisyan leads the team with seven goals and 23 shots on goal. ' ' '

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