It was a team effort for team France to beat the USA 89-79. Started by Evan Founier who set the momentum for France in the first half. Together with Rudy Gobert, they are unstoppable.
The USA can’t match inside the paint for Gobert. With Myles Turner in foul trouble, they force to put a small ball line up. France had a six-point lead at halftime 45-39. They even put it to double figures early in the third quarter. When Nic Batum converted a four-point play.
Donovan Mitchell leads the run in the middle of the third. They take a lead after the quarter finishing 23-10 run.
The USA looks like they are going to win the game. They had control until Frank Nikitilina made a tough three. He also added another one when the clock is running out of time for an 82-76 lead.
Marcus Smart misses a huge free throw in the fourth. Same with Kemba Walker that doomed their chances for a comeback. Rudy Gobert changes every shot in the paint.
France advances to semifinals to face Argentina. For Americans, this is the first time not to play for a medal.