USA Basketball Stunned by France in 2019 FIBA World Cup, Falls Short of Gold

No medal for the Americans this time.

The United States men's national basketball team stunningly lost to France 89-79 on Wednesday in the 2019 FIBA World Cup quarterfinals in China.

The loss knocks Team USA out of medal contention, as it fails to win gold at an international tournament for the first time since 2006.

Prior to the loss, Team USA had won 58 consecutive games in international tournaments when having NBA players on its roster. 

The best Team USA can do now is a fifth-place finish by beating Kings wing Bogdan Bogdanovic and Serbia on Thursday. 

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Kings forward Harrison Barnes scored just four points in Team USA's loss. Barnes played 32 minutes but shot the ball just three times. He made one 3-pointer and one free throw. 

Barnes was tied for a team low with a minus-13 in plus-minus. He's averaging 10.2 points per game in the World Cup.

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