Team USA hit with stunning loss in the FIBA that comes with a worse fate

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Team USA was knocked out of the 2019 FIBA world cup by France on Wednesday in a stunning, 89-79 loss.

The loss ends a 58-game international winning streak with NBA players by the U.S.

The short-handed U.S. roster went down by as much as 10 vs. France in the third quarter before rallying behind the play of Donovan Mitchell, who scored 14 of his 29 points in the period.

After taking a five-point lead in the fourth quarter, however, France than rallied, going on an 18-5 run, spearheaded by the play of three NBA countrymen, Rudy Gobert, Evan Fournier, and Frank Ntilikina.

The 2019 roster was the weakest in recent memory for U.S. Basketball, with notable withdrawals including James Harden, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum, Bradley Beal, and more.

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