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Basketball team USA lost to France at the world Cup of basketball

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Баскетболисты США проиграли Франции на ЧМ по баскетболу

Photo: REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Team USA basketball resigned current world Champions. In the quarterfinals of the world Cup in China, the Americans lost to team France – 79:89. This defeat interrupted a victorious series from 58 matches in official matches.

On the eve of the quarterfinals of the USA – France the favorite in this pair Americans, by tradition, and not the content. For the current tournament, the Americans brought more than a modest structure, where there was not one player that has superstar status in the NBA. Unfortunately for Americans, Kemba Walker and Myles Turner is hardly alone could perform the feat. Moreover, the French players enough.

In the first quarter it was difficult to give preference to one of the teams. Secondly, the French managed to take the lead on 6 points. After the break, the Americans were able not only to win but also went ahead by three points.

But the final game stretch team USA will try to forget like a nightmare. The French almost broke the “NBA stars” – 26:13. The French not only knocked out the world Champions, but also broke their unbeaten run of team USA in official tournaments, which stood at 58 matches.

The most productive player in Americans became Donovan Mitchell 29 points. Double-double scored Frenchman Rudy Gobert (21 points + 16 rebounds), 18 points scored by former player of CSKA Moscow Nando de Colo. The French team won the first victory in their confrontation with the U.S. team since 1948.

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