The United States lost to France in the quarter-finals of the basketball World Cup 79-89, missed the semi-finals. Mitchell played well in this game, he personally got 29 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. However, the French team in the final game was steady and steady. Under the strong play of Gobert, the French team laughed at the end.
Goebel said after the game that defeating the United States is his dream of growing up, and they will talk about this game for the rest of their lives. Of course, there are joys and worries, Walker and Popovich expressed disappointment after the game.
Walker said: “This is really sad, considering our identity and the achievements we have made in the past few years. As you said, the other side has some good NBA players. They play very well. I hit some shots and executed the game all night. They finally won the game.”
This American men’s basketball team can be said to be bleak. Before the basketball World Cup, a large number of stars withdrew, including Harden, Davis, Love, Lillard, Bill and others. If these big stars go to China, it may be another scene.
In the program, Paul Pierce felt a little puzzled about the outflow of the US men’s basketball team. He said: “The problem with the American men’s basketball team is that all of their superstars have withdrawn. I know this is very difficult for them. They don’t have James Harden, LeBron, Anthony Davis in the lineup. That is a very big loss. We all know that the world is catching up with the United States. But at the same time, no matter who wears American men’s basketball uniforms, we should at least enter the medal round.”
Before being eliminated, the American men’s basketball team encountered a lot of trouble early in the group stage. In the confrontation with Turkey, Turkey’s joint defense has caused the United States a lot of suffering. The poor performance of Turkey’s key moments finally allowed the United States to win. In the competition with France, the small lineup of the United States was intercepted by Gobel, who seemed to guard the basket like Optimus Prime.
At the 2004 Athens Olympics, the American men’s basketball team had missed the gold medal. In the subsequent 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, they sent the most stable and luxurious lineup, and stood on the top of the world without any suspense. Although the lineup they sent this World Cup was bleak, the inability to win a medal would definitely sting them. Next year’s Tokyo Olympics, we have reason to believe that the United States will send a team of top players.