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SportA shocker: US beaten by France 89-79 in World Cup quarters

17:00  11 september  2019
17:00  11 september  2019 Source:   ap.org

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jay: “jill ellis specifically said that france doesn’t want the ball, so the us will let france have the ball. thus, the us will give up possession and play 5 at the back. and france And they’ve just beaten the home team, considered to be their toughest opponent in this Cup . 79 min: A real save from Naeher!

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DONGGUAN, China (AP) — The U.S. has been ousted from medal contention by France at the World Cup, failing to capture gold at a major international tournament for the first time since the 2006 world championships.

A shocker: US beaten by France 89-79 in World Cup quarters© Zhizhao Wu DONGGUAN, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 11: #15 Kemba Walker and #4 Derrick White of USA show their dejection after the quarter final of 2019 FIBA World Cup between USA and France at Dongguan Basketball Center on September 11, 2019 in Dongguan, China. (Photo by Zhizhao Wu/Getty Images)

Evan Fournier scored 22 points, Rudy Gobert added 21 points and 16 rebounds and France beat the U.S. 89-79 in the World Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday, rallying from a seven-point fourth-quarter deficit to pull off the upset.

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Off to quarterfinals, and Olympics: US beats Brazil 89 -73 to remain unbeaten at World Cup . The U . S ., bidding to become the first nation to win three consecutive World Cups , will face France on Wednesday — and won't have to go through any extra qualifying tournament next summer for the

France and Australia have reached the quarterfinals of basketball's World Cup . Post to Facebook. The U . S . can clinch a quarterfinal berth on Monday in several ways - beating Brazil, or if Greece beats the Czech "It was another great victory for us ," Satoransky said, with the team playing to its identity by "playing fast Germany (2-2) 89 vs. Senegal (0-4) 78. Sunday schedule. Second round.

The U.S. had won 58 consecutive tournament games in FIBA and Olympic competition, starting with the bronze-medal game at the 2006 world championships and continuing through every FIBA Americas, World Cup and Olympics event since. It was bidding to become the first nation to win three consecutive World Cups, after winning three straight Olympic golds in that span.

But the best the Americans can do now in China is finish fifth. They're going home with a berth in the 2020 Olympics secured, but no medal.

"We came here to win gold," Gobert said. "We knew it wasn't going to be easy. A lot of people counted us out, but we got the win."

Gobert said beating the Americans wasn't the goal — winning gold is.

"It doesn't mean anything if you don't win in the end," Gobert said.

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And now the World Cup quarterfinals await. Kemba Walker and Myles Turner each scored 16 points, and the Americans earned a top seed for the quarterfinals by beating Brazil 89 -73 on Monday in the The U . S ., bidding to become the first nation to win three consecutive World Cups , will face France on

And now the Fiba World Cup quarter -finals await. Kemba Walker and Myles Turner each scored 16 points, and the Americans earned a top seed for the quarter -finals by beating Brazil The US , bidding to become the first nation to win three consecutive World Cups , will face France on Wednesday and

Donovan Mitchell scored 29 points for the U.S., all of them coming in the first three quarters. The Americans came up scoreless on six consecutive possessions down the stretch, the drought that allowed the French to take control of a back-and-forth game for the final time.

Nando De Colo scored 18 for France.

France was up 10 early in the second half. The U.S. went on a 31-14 run over the next 10 minutes to go up by seven. And then the French responded with a 15-2 run over the next five minutes, going up 82-76 on a long jumper by Frank Ntilikina with 2:05 left.

Mitchell had a chance to get the U.S. within two with about a minute left, driving against Gobert — but the Jazz center read what the Jazz guard was going to do perfectly, swatting the try away.

France had been 0-9 against the U.S. in major international play, most of those outcomes one-sided affairs. But the last meeting between the nations was only a 100-97 U.S. win at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics three years ago, and France returned three players — Gobert, De Colo and Nicolas Batum — who got minutes in that game.

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France and Australia reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup on Saturday. France led after three quarters 65-54 and withstood a closing charge by Lithuania. United States beat Greece 69-53. less. Turkey (2-2) 79 , Montenegro (0-4) 74. Germany (2-2) 89 vs. Senegal (0-4) 78.

79 . Reigning two-time champions the United States are building a head of steam at the Basketball World Cup and dismissed Brazil 89 -73 on Monday to set up a quarter -final with France . Wednesday’s clash with France , beaten 100-98 by Australia, will be a tougher proposition.

None of the U.S. players who played that afternoon in Rio are on this year's World Cup team.

France outrebounded the U.S. 21-12 in the first half, Gobert found his way to the line 10 times in the game's first 20 minutes and the Americans went into the break trailing 45-39. The U.S. had trailed for 8:25 in their first five games combined — and trailed for 11:24 in the first half alone on Wednesday.

Fournier's layup with 7:33 left in the third gave France a 53-43 lead, and that's when Mitchell got going.

He had 14 points in the third quarter alone, and his dunk with 2:40 left pulled the U.S. into a 60-60 tie. Marcus Smart made three free throws after getting fouled by Gobert to put the U.S. back on top, and the Americans took a 66-63 lead into the fourth.

But they couldn't finish it off.

TIP-INS

France: Gobert played the first 12:26. The longest he went before getting his first break in a Jazz game last season was 11:30. ... Ntilikina scored 11 for France.

U.S.: Smart scored 11 and Kemba Walker had 10 for the U.S. ... Before Mitchell's offensive outburst Wednesday, the previous single-game scoring high for any U.S. player at this World Cup was Jaylen Brown's 20-point game against Japan in the opening group round. ... Jayson Tatum (sprained left ankle) missed his fourth consecutive game.

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And now the World Cup quarterfinals await. Kemba Walker and Myles Turner each scored 16 points, and the Americans earned a top seed for the quarterfinals by beating The U . S ., bidding to become the first nation to win three consecutive World Cups , will face France on Wednesday — and won't

And now the World Cup quarterfinals are the next task. Kemba Walker and Myles Turner each scored 16 Marcus Smart's buzzer- beating , hand-in-his-face 3-pointer to beat the third quarter horn put the U . S The U . S . pushed its winning streak in major international tournaments — Olympics, World Cup

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France: Faces Argentina in semifinals at Beijing on Friday.

U.S.: Faces Serbia in consolation round at Dongguan on Thursday.

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