Tokyo Olympics Men’sBasketball: USA vs. France

France gets on the board first with a basket taking a 2-0 lead over USA, but we will answer with a basket of our own tying things up, France regains the lead with a basket then one out of two free throws, makes one of two again to lead 6-4. USA ties things up but France hits a 3 pointer, USA with a basket and then a 3 pointer to take their first lead of the game. The USA has taken a 18-11 lead here in the first quarter. USA will have a 22-15 lead after the first quarter.

France with the first two baskets of the second quarter but USA answered with a basket of their own as they are still maintaining their lead but France is slowly catching up to us. USA will take a 47-35 lead into halftime.

France starts off the third quarter with a basket, USA follows suit with one as well. France with a 3 pointer, USA with a basket, and then  a 3 pointer. USA’s lead has been cut down to just one with France going to the line, making it and tying up at the game. USA gets a basket to take back the lead, but France answers with a 3 pointer to take it right back. France will take  62-56 lead after the third.

USA starts the fourth quarter with a 3 pointer, plus they go to the line for two, making both as they get within one but France goes to the line for two, making one of two. USA ties things up again and then takes back the lead. It has been all France the past few minutes here in the fourth as they tie it up then take the lead. France will defeat the USA 83-76, ending their 25 game winning streak.

Final France  83, USA 76

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