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Olympics: France stuns Team USA while Bam notches double-double, Nigeria loses to Australia

Miami Heat star Bam Adebayo was one of Team USA’s few bright spots today in a stunning 83-76 loss to France to start Group A play in the Olympics 2020 mens basketball tournament. It was USA’s first loss in Olympic play since 2004, snapping a 25-game win streak.

France wore down USA’s big men with a formidable 7-foot trio of Rudy Gobert, Vincent Poirier, and Moustapha Fall — notably to open the second half with Gobert and Poirier that disrupted USA’s offense and got easy baskets inside against Adebayo, Durant and Draymond Green.

Bam played well to start the game, with six of Team USA’s first 13 points along with three quick rebounds.