FIBA World Cup Quarterfinals: France stuns USA, advances to semifinals

(Photo by Zhizhao Wu/Getty Images)
(Photo by Zhizhao Wu/Getty Images)

Team USA suffered its first FIBA World Cup loss in 13 years as France upset the Americans 89-79. Jazz center Rudy Gobert had a double-double with 21 points and 16 rebounds while Magic guard Evan Fournier added 22 points. Donovan Mitchell was the only one getting things going for USA finishing with a tournament-best 29 points. USA led by 3 points going into the fourth quarter, but France went on a late run outscoring them 18-3 to close out the game. France will play Argentina on Friday.

In the other quarterfinal game, Australia beat the Czech Republic 82-70 to advance to the semifinals. The Aussies have won 6 in a row with Spurs guard Patty Mills (22 ppg) leading the way. Mills finished with 24 points in the win while Andrew Bogut had 10 points, all in the second half. Australia will face Argentina in the semifinals on Friday.

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Wednesday’s scores:

France 89, USA 79

Australia 82, Czech Republic 70

Below we take a look at how other NBA players fared:

Boston Celtics

Jaylen Brown (USA): 9 points, 4 rebounds,1 assist

Marcus Smart (USA): 11 points, 2 assists

Jayson Tatum (USA: Did not play - Ankle injury

Kemba Walker (USA): 10 points, 3 rebounds

Brooklyn Nets

Joe Harris (USA): 5 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists

Charlotte Hornets

Nicolas Batum (France): 6 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists

Chicago Bulls

Tomas Satoransky (Czech Republic): 13 points, 9 rebounds, 13 assists, 1 block

Cleveland Cavaliers

Matthew Dellavedova (Australia): 9 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists

Indiana Pacers

Myles Turner (USA): 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 block

Milwaukee Bucks

Brook Lopez (USA): Limited minutes

Khris Middleton (USA): 5 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists

New York Knicks

Frank Ntilikina (France): 11 rebounds, 1 rebound, 3 assists

Orlando Magic

Evan Fournier (France): 22 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists

Phoenix Suns

Aron Baynes (Australia): 6 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists

Sacramento Kings

Harrison Barnes (USA): 4 points, 2 rebounds, 1 block, 4 assists

San Antonio Spurs

Patty Mills (Australia): 24 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists

Derrick White (USA): 4 points, 1 rebounds, 1 assist

Utah Jazz

Rudy Gobert (France): 21 points, 16 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 assists

Joe Ingles (Australia): 6 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists

Donovan Mitchell (USA): 29 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists

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