The final score between the game between Team Australia and Team France is in, with France losing by just a basket, 98–100.
Even though France’s top scorers, Evan Fournier and Nando de Colo were able to contribute 31 points and 26 points, it still wasn’t enough to overcome Australia’s offense, which had more players contributing offensively.
In addition, when looking at the stats of the game, Australia was able to out-rebound France by six rebounds. France was able to only snag 20 rebounds, whereas Australia ended with 26 rebounds.
While France may have gone down a notch in its group, (Group L), it still can improve in order to make it to the next round; however, looking at the schedule, France’s next obstacle will be Team USA.
What makes Team USA difficult, is the fact that it currently has a record that is 5–0, with a recent victory over Team Brazil, 89–73.
Also, when looking at Team USA’s past games for this year’s competition, many of its games were fairly close; not to mention that not many of its players average 20 points a game.
This insight may give Team France ideas on how to tackle its opponents this upcoming Wednesday, possible changes could be defensively, offensively or even both.
If France is able to win against the U.S., then it will be able to advance towards the semi-finals, facing off against the winner of the game between Argentina and Serbia, teams that have similar records to both France and the US.
France will play against the US, Wednesday at 7 a.m. EST.
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