No medal for the Americans this time.
The United States Men's National Basketball Team lost to France, 89-79, in stunning fashion Wednesday morning in the quarterfinals of the 2019 FIBA World Cup. The loss knocks Team USA out of medal contention, failing to win gold at an international tournament for the first time since 2006.
Prior to the loss, Team USA had won 58 straight games in international tournaments when having NBA players on its roster.
The best Team USA can do now is take home a fifth-place finish by beating Kings wing Bogdan Bogdanovic and Serbia on Thursday.
Kings forward Harrison Barnes scored just four points in the loss. Barnes played 32 minutes but shot the ball only three times. He made one 3-pointer and one free throw.
Barnes was tied for a tied low with a minus-13 in plus-minus. He's averaging 10.2 points per game in the World Cup.