11/09/2019 | 09: 03 a.m.
The US team was defeated today 89-79 against the French team in the continuation of the FIBA Basketball World Cup, being out of the medal round.
It is the first defeat of the United States in the FIBA World Cup. The American team had 29 points from Donovan Mitchell, while for France Evan Fournier scored 22 points.
France trailed Team USA by seven points when Ntilikina checked back in the game with 8:11 left in the fourth quarter.
France outscored USA by 17 points over the final 8 mins.
Ntilikina (7 pts) outscored Kemba and Donvovan Mitchell combined in 4th quarterpic.twitter.com/MSehBihDlG
– Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) September 11, 2019
Now France would play on Friday against Argentina in search of the final pass. The United States will play Thursday against Serbia and can only hope to arrive in fifth place, according to ESPN.
According to former ESPN reporter David Aldridge, the United States has not lost since 2006 in FIBA games with NBA players. However, in this edition of the United States team there were numerous stars who did not visit the United States uniform.