58-game win streak snapped

Team USA eliminated from FIBA World Cup

Anthony Mandella
September 11, 2019 - 6:08 pm

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The streak of sheer and utter dominance for Team USA has been snapped. France defeated Team USA 89-79 in the quarterfinals of the 2019 FIBA World Cup, Wednesday.

Team USA had won 58 consecutive international competitions, including previous World Cups and Summer Olympic Games, before being stunned by the French one step short of third straight FIBA gold medal. The team's last loss came in 2006 against Greece.

Bucks All-Star Khris Middleton played just over 18 minutes and finished with five points and five rebounds. Brook Lopez was scoreless in just under five minutes on the court. Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell led the team with 29 points. 

Led by Mitchell's Jazz teammate Rudy Gobert (21 points, 16 rebounds) France moves on to face Argentina in the semi-finals. USA will take on Nikola Jokic and Serbia in the consolation bracket.

CBS Sports had more on Team USA's stunning loss, including a handful of key takeaways - read here

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