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Slovenia’s Olympic run blocked by France, despite Luka’s triple-double

The improbable journey of Luka Donu010diu0107 and the Slovenian men’s basketball team ran into a big road block Thursday morning.

France’s Nic Batum blocked the drive of Slovenia’s Klemen Prepelic at the buzzer as the French defeated Slovenia 90-89 to earn a trip to the gold-medal game against the U.S. on Saturday.

Donu010diu0107 had just the third triple-double in Olympic history with 16 points, 18 assists and 10 rebounds in what was nothing less than a riveting semifinal game.

Donu010diu0107 and Slovenia will play Australia, which lost to the U.S. earlier, for the bronze medal.