France shocks the U.S. to end 25 games of Olympic basketball winning streak | Basketball News


The 83-76 victory of the French team was the first time the US team lost in an Olympic men’s basketball game since 2004.

The US men’s basketball team was defeated by France 83-76. This was the first loss in the Olympic Games since 2004 and the sixth loss in the history of the Olympic Games.

The French team disturbed the U.S. team when they met for the last time in the quarterfinals of the 2019 FIBA​​ World Cup. They won them again on the first day of the group match at the Saitama Super Arena near the Japanese capital Tokyo on Sunday. Number.

Evan Fournier scored 28 points for the French team, while Rudy Gobert scored 14 points and Nando de Colo scored 13 points.

Jrue Holiday scored 18 points for the American team, Bam Adebayo scored 12 points, Damian Lillard scored 11 points, and Kevin Durant scored 10 points for the Americans-they only had 2-3 in this summer’s game. They were in Las Vegas. No of the first four games should mean a lot.

“It feels good, it feels good,” Fournier told Reuters.

The United States will always be the winner of the basketball game [Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Network via Reuters]

The Americans started well in the first half, leading 45-37 at the break with the support of their defensive energy, but with the French team leading, 25-11 in the disastrous third quarter.

The US team regained the lead in the fourth quarter, but the French team did not leave and defeated the US team for the first time in the Olympics.

The United States has always won the basketball team — they now have a record of 138-6, and have won 15 gold medals since joining the Olympics in 1936 — have a deeper team than any other country, and a star A splendid NBA lineup.

But their recent performance shows that it is not as easy to get on the podium as it used to be, because they have lost two consecutive exhibition matches this month, including one Accidental loss Nigeria is ranked 22nd in the world.

Due to the postponement of this year’s NBA playoffs and the late arrival of substitutes due to COVID-19 testing and injuries, the absence of players also disrupted preparations.

This defeat did not make the United States withdraw from the medal battle, but it basically eliminated the room for error.

In the last two Group A games, the Americans played against Iran on Wednesday and then against the Czech Republic on Saturday; winning these two games, the United States will enter the quarter-finals.

With another loss, the Americans may not even be able to enter the top eight of this 12 team game.

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