Jul 25, 2021 - Sports

Team USA Men's basketball suffers first Olympic loss since 2004

Evan Fournier #10 of Team France looks to drive past Devin Booker #15 of Team United States
Evan Fournier of Team France looks to drive past Devin Booker of Team USA on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photo Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The U.S. men's basketball team suffered a stunning 83-76 loss to France in its opener at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.

Why it matters: The loss marked the end of Team USA's 25-game streak that dates back to the Athens 2004 Games.

  • This is the second-straight loss the U.S. basketball team has faced on the international level with France, though it is the first time the U.S. has lost to France in the Olympics.
  • The team will seek to redeem themselves when they take to the court Wednesday against Iran.
  • Losing to France this early doesn't mean that the team won't medal. The top two teams from each group will advance to quarterfinals.

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