France eliminates Team USA despite Donovan Mitchell’s 29

France Hands Team USA First International Loss Since 2006

Holders the United States suffered a shock 89-79 loss to France in the quarter-finals of the Basketball World Cup in China on Wednesday.

For the first time in 13 years, there will be a new men's FIBA World Cup champion. Evan Fournier scored 22 points while Rudy Gobert scored 21 points and recorded 16 rebounds in the win. It will face Argentina in the semifinals on Friday. Team USA will need to seriously raise its game in 2020 to win gold.

Les Bleus didn't make it easy on Team USA from the get-go.

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.

The U.S. were clear favourites coming into Wednesday's match, and history supported that: they had won five straight gold medals at the World Cup and the Olympics.

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"Any loss hurts and in this situation, it hurts more, but life goes on", said U.S. coach Gregg Popovich. "This is very important and we would have loved to have won. but we're all grown, we all have families and lives and life goes on".

France was up 10 early in the second half.

France: Gobert played the first 12:26.

On the other side of the coin are Celtics fans, who might understandably feel slightly concerned following the United States' elimination from the World Cup, considering the fact that four of Boston's key contributors were on Team USA's roster. Frank Ntilikina also added 11 points and played some solid defense on both Walker and Mitchell for France. The Utah Jazz center also notched a late block on National Basketball Association teammate Donovan Mitchell with seconds left to emphatically keep the U.S.at bay.

France had been 0-9 against the U.S.in major global play before Wednesday's win.

The composition of Team USA's roster at those Olympics remains to be seen. Jayson Tatum missed a bulk of the tournament nursing an ankle injury, which isn't ideal heading into the season, while Kemba Walker looked overwhelmed at times as the focal point of Team USA's offense - a role that will be similar in Boston.

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