To France, defeating America was not much surprising, and it came as the biggest indicator that the United States, even after 3 repeated Olympic gold medals, is no longer dreaded by other dominant international teams.
On Sunday, a twenty-five-game Olympic victorious streak for America reaches its end, as France winded up the game with a 16-0 run to defeat the United States 83-76 in Olympic Tokyo Games. A Three-pointer of Evan Fournier under a minute pushed France in front for good, as the United States players simply fell apart in the last minutes.
Americans can be beaten as a team
Evan Fournier said about the United States players that they are better individually, but they can be beaten as a team. In the previous two years, that has been confirmed with shocking regularity. Moreover, starting with the victory of France over America in the BWC (Basketball World Cup) quarterfinals two years ago in China, the United States players are simply 3-5 in their past 8 games with the National Basketball Association (NBA) players in the listing.
American players missed their last 9 shots, five of them appear in the last minute when Evan Fournier (who led all scorers with twenty-eight points) made a 3-pointer. Furthermore, Rudy (French player) madly missed a one-handed shot near the basket, but Guerschon Yabusele (French player) followed the bouncing rebound and before he jumped into the American bench and made a desperation turn at the ball in a struggle to push it into Evan Fournier’s side. After this, Evan Fournier turned Yabusele’s jump into a dagger, and the United States suddenly is in a big trouble.
Gregg Popovich, an American coach, described that he thinks that is a little bit of hubris if people think the United States players are supposed to just roll out the balls and got the victory. He continued that they have got to work for it as everybody else did, and for those forty minutes, French players played better than Americans.
The United States team just lost 6th time in one-hundred and-forty-four Olympic games all-time. American fell to fifty-three to four in the Olympic games with National Basketball Association players on the roster. Gregg Popovich explained that when a team loses a game, people are not surprised and you are disappointed. Evan Fournier had twenty-eight points for his country, Rudy Gobert acquired fourteen points, and Nando de Colo had gained thirteen.