The U.S. males’s basketball group’s quest for one more gold medal is off to a tough begin.
Staff USA suffered its first Olympic loss since 2004 on Sunday, falling to France in its first group play recreation by a closing rating of 83-76. Evan Fournier led the best way for France with a game-high 28 factors on 11-of-22 taking pictures, together with a clutch 3-pointer late within the fourth quarter that gave his group a lead it will by no means lose. France completed the Olympic opener on a 16-2 run.
Jrue Vacation, who traveled to Tokyo shortly after successful the NBA Finals championship with the Bucks final week, totaled 18 factors, seven rebounds and three assists within the loss. Staff USA’s prime offensive threats struggled in opposition to France, although — particularly Kevin Durant. The Nets star handled foul bother all through the sport and completed with solely 10 factors on 4-of-12 taking pictures.
Staff USA has two video games remaining in group play. It can face Iran on Wednesday (12:40 a.m. ET) and the Czech Republic on Saturday (8 a.m. ET).
Sporting Information offered stay updates and highlights from the U.S. males’s basketball group’s Olympic recreation in opposition to France. Try all of the highlights you missed proper right here.
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USA vs. France rating
|Group A||Q1||Q2||Q3||This autumn||Closing|
USA vs. France stay updates, highlights from 2021 Olympics
(All occasions Japanese)
Closing: France 83, USA 76
10 a.m. — Yikes. Damian Lillard falls down on the catch and loses the ball. France ought to be capable of shut the door on Staff USA right here.
9:50 a.m. — Wow. Evan Fournier provides France the lead with lower than a minute to go.
9:40 a.m. — Simply an unbelievable efficiency from Jrue Vacation. He’s doing all the things for Staff USA.
9:35 a.m. — Jrue Vacation hits a giant 3-pointer early within the fourth quarter.
Finish of third quarter: France 62, USA 56
9:25 a.m. — France outscores Staff USA 25-11 within the third quarter and takes a six-point lead into the ultimate body.
9:20 a.m. — Evan Fournier is carrying France offensively. He is obtained 22 of his group’s 49 factors.
9:15 a.m. — Kevin Durant heads again to the bench after being whistled for his fourth foul. Who will step up for Staff USA?
9:05 a.m. — This man is automated from the road.
Halftime: USA 45, France 37
8:50 a.m. — Zach LaVine, you might be cleared for takeoff.
8:45 a.m. — What a wild save by Nicolas Batum.
8:40 a.m. — Oh boy. Kevin Durant will get known as for his third foul. That might be an issue.
8:35 a.m. — Damian Lillard is loving the worldwide 3-point arc.
8:30 a.m. — France runs a pleasant high-low motion with Nicolas Batum discovering Moustapha Fall for the simple dunk.
Good counter from France to Staff USA switching/fronting. Batum flashes from the nook to the FT line, Fall seals, fast go for two. pic.twitter.com/QPwLdOdVKz
— Steve Jones Jr. (@stevejones20) July 25, 2021
Finish of first quarter: USA 22, France 15
8:25 a.m. — Staff USA is overwhelming France with its defensive depth.
8:15 a.m. — Kevin Durant already has seven factors, however he has additionally picked up two fouls within the first quarter.
8 a.m. — The starters for every group…
- USA: Damian Lillard, Zach LaVine, Kevin Durant, Draymond Inexperienced, Bam Adebayo
- France: Nando De Colo, Evan Fournier, Nicolas Batum, Guerschon Yabusele, Rudy Gobert
7:45 a.m. — A few roster updates forward of USA vs. France:
Tips on how to watch USA Olympic basketball video games
- Time: 8 a.m. ET | 5 a.m. PT
- TV channel: N/A stay on cable
- Reside stream: Peacock
The USA vs. France males’s basketball recreation will not be broadcast stay on cable tv. Peacock, NBC’s streaming service, is the one place to look at the stay motion at 8 a.m. ET on Saturday. NBCSN is scheduled to air a replay of the 2021 Olympic opener at midnight on July 26.
Males’s Olympic basketball schedule 2021
(All occasions Japanese)
|Iran vs. Czech Republic||9 p.m.|
|Germany vs. Italy||12:40 a.m.|
|Australia vs. Nigeria||4:20 a.m.|
|France vs. United States||8 a.m.|
|Argentina vs. Slovenia||12:40 a.m.|
|Japan vs. Spain||8 a.m.|
|Nigeria vs. Germany||9 p.m.|
|United States vs. Iran||12:40 a.m.|
|Italy vs. Australia||4:20 a.m.|
|Czech Republic vs. France||8 a.m.|
|Slovenia vs. Japan||12:40 a.m.|
|Spain vs. Argentina||8 a.m.|
|Iran vs. France||9 p.m.|
|Italy vs. Nigeria||12:40 a.m.|
|Australia vs. Germany||4:20 a.m.|
|United States vs. Czech Republic||8 a.m.|
|Argentina vs. Japan||12:40 a.m.|
|Spain vs. Slovenia||4:20 a.m.|