USA vs. France score, results: Evan Fournier leads France past Team USA in Olympic opener

USA vs. France score, results: Evan Fournier leads France past Team USA in Olympic opener

The U.S. men’s basketball team’s quest for another gold medal is off to a rough start.

Team USA suffered its first Olympic loss since 2004 on Sunday, falling to France in its first group play game by a final score of 83-76. Evan Fournier led the way for France with a game-high 28 points on 11-of-22 shooting, including a clutch 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter that gave his team a lead it would never lose. France finished the Olympic opener on a 16-2 run.

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Jrue Holiday, who traveled to Tokyo shortly after winning the NBA Finals championship with the Bucks last week, totaled 18 points, seven rebounds and three assists in the loss. Team USA’s top offensive threats struggled against France, though — especially Kevin Durant. The Nets star dealt with foul trouble throughout the game and finished with only 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting.

Team USA has two games remaining in group play. It will face Iran on Wednesday (12:40 a.m. ET) and the Czech Republic on Saturday (8 a.m. ET).

Sporting News provided live updates and highlights from the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team’s Olympic game against France. Check out all the highlights you missed right here.

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USA vs. France score

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USA vs. France live updates, highlights from 2021 Olympics

(All times Eastern)

Final: France 83, USA 76

10 a.m. — Yikes. Damian Lillard falls down on the catch and loses the ball. France should be able to shut the door on Team USA here.

9:50 a.m. — Wow. Evan Fournier gives France the lead with less than a minute to go.

9:40 a.m. — Just an incredible performance from Jrue Holiday. He is doing everything for Team USA.

9:35 a.m. — Jrue Holiday hits a big 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter.

End of third quarter: France 62, USA 56

9:25 a.m. — France outscores Team USA 25-11 in the third quarter and takes a six-point lead into the final frame.

9:20 a.m. — Evan Fournier is carrying France offensively. He’s got 22 of his team’s 49 points.

9:15 a.m. — Kevin Durant heads back to the bench after being whistled for his fourth foul. Who will step up for Team USA?

9:05 a.m. — This guy is automatic from the line.

Halftime: USA 45, France 37

8:50 a.m. — Zach LaVine, you are cleared for takeoff.

8:45 a.m. — What a wild save by Nicolas Batum.

8:40 a.m. — Oh boy. Kevin Durant gets called for his third foul. That could be a problem.

8:35 a.m. — Damian Lillard is loving the international 3-point arc.

8:30 a.m. — France runs a nice high-low action with Nicolas Batum finding Moustapha Fall for the easy dunk.

End of first quarter: USA 22, France 15

8:25 a.m. — Team USA is overwhelming France with its defensive intensity.

8:15 a.m. — Kevin Durant already has seven points, but he has also picked up two fouls in the first quarter.

8 a.m. — The starters for each team…

  • USA: Damian Lillard, Zach LaVine, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Bam Adebayo
  • France: Nando De Colo, Evan Fournier, Nicolas Batum, Guerschon Yabusele, Rudy Gobert

7:45 a.m. — A couple of roster updates ahead of USA vs. France:

How to watch USA Olympic basketball games

  • Time: 8 a.m. ET | 5 a.m. PT
  • TV channel: N/A live on cable
  • Live stream: Peacock

The USA vs. France men’s basketball game won’t be broadcast live on cable television. Peacock, NBC’s streaming service, is the only place to watch the live action at 8 a.m. ET on Saturday. NBCSN is scheduled to air a replay of the 2021 Olympic opener at midnight on July 26.

Men’s Olympic basketball schedule 2021

(All times Eastern)

July 24

Iran vs. Czech Republic9 p.m.

July 25

Germany vs. Italy12:40 a.m.
Australia vs. Nigeria4:20 a.m.
France vs. United States8 a.m.

July 26

Argentina vs. Slovenia12:40 a.m.
Japan vs. Spain8 a.m.

July 27

Nigeria vs. Germany9 p.m.

July 28

United States vs. Iran12:40 a.m.
Italy vs. Australia4:20 a.m.
Czech Republic vs. France8 a.m.

July 29

Slovenia vs. Japan12:40 a.m.
Spain vs. Argentina8 a.m.

July 30

Iran vs. France9 p.m.

July 31

Italy vs. Nigeria12:40 a.m.
Australia vs. Germany4:20 a.m.
United States vs. Czech Republic8 a.m.

Aug. 1

Argentina vs. Japan12:40 a.m.
Spain vs. Slovenia4:20 a.m.