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France 89, USA 79: Scenes from the resistance

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France invaded the USA in China.

2019 FIBA World Cup: Quarter-Finals: France v USA
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We were treated to a tightly contested battle for basketball egalitarianism this morning. Frank Ntilikina and France opened a double digit lead in the first half. The Untied States looped their way back into it behind some laced up scoring from Donovan Mitchell, a little force of will by Marcus Smart and a couple hops and skips that went their way.

After a pretty bottled up first three quarters, Kemba Walker finally put his imprint on the game as the US lead started to swell. Then Frank Ntilikina came back into the game and stamped it out. Some highlights!

Moving and grooving.

Driving and thriving!

Draining and paining!

Duping, hooping.

And of course a little fire and desire. Absolutely love it. Full recap a little later today. Until then Basques (sorry) in the glory of Frank.