USA Basketball Team Loses To France In FIBA World Cup
The US team was defeated by the French national team in the quarterfinals of the FIBA World Cup in China.
The game ended with a score of 89:79.
Evan Fournier scored 22 points for France. Rudi Gober scored a double-double of 21 points and 16 rebounds. Another 18 points to former CSKA player Nando de Colo.
Donovan Mitchell scored 29 points for the U.S. national team.
Thus, the Americans resigned as world Champions.
In the semifinals, France’s opponent will be Argentina, who sensationally beat one of the favorites of the tournament — Serbia. The match will take place on September 13.
The last time American basketball players lost in a World Cup match in the semifinals of 2006, losing to Greece with a score of 95:101.
Earlier it was reported that Spain beat Poland and reached the semifinal of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.