Highlights and Best Moments: USA 87-82 France in Basketball Tokyo 2020
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12:32 AM2 months ago

Relive the match

12:26 AM2 months ago


Thank you for following the broadcast of the USA vs France game in the final of the 2020 Olympic Games.
12:25 AM2 months ago

Gold medal

In an extremely tight finish, the United States fulfilled its purpose and defeated France to add another gold medal to its trophy cabinet.
12:24 AM2 months ago

End game

USA 87-82 France.
12:22 AM2 months ago

4Q 00:08

Kevin Durant scores two points from the free throw line.
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4Q 00:10

De Colo makes both points from the free throw to pull within three points with 10 seconds left.
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4Q 01:58

Devin Booker scored two more points from the free throw line.
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4Q 03:24

Jason Tatum again with the long-range shot to score three points.
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4Q 04:40

Damian Lillard lights up and chips in with another triple.
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4Q 05:50

Frank with the mid-range shot and scores the triple.
12:03 AM2 months ago

4Q 07:36

Batum with the jumper and adds two more points.
12:00 AM2 months ago

4Q 08:41

Bam Adebayo opens the scoring in this quarter with two more points.
12:00 AM2 months ago

End of third quarter

United States 71-63 France.
11:55 PM2 months ago

3Q 00:35

Timothe from the corner scores the three-pointer.
11:52 PM2 months ago

3Q 01:40

Lavine makes it happen after Durant's pass.
11:49 PM2 months ago

3Q 03:56

Jrue Holiday scores and makes no mistake inside the box.
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3Q 05:39

De Colo scores both free throws from the penalty line.
11:43 PM2 months ago

3Q 06:25

Kevin Durant gets into the penalty area and makes the double a little awkward.
11:41 PM2 months ago

3Q 07:38

Kevin Durant from the restricted area to make the double.
11:37 PM2 months ago

3Q 09:50

Yabusele from the corner scored a three pointer for the first points of the second half.
11:37 PM2 months ago

3Q 10:00

Second half begins
11:22 PM2 months ago

Half time

USA 44-39 France.
11:16 PM2 months ago

2Q 01:20

De Colo now hits the three pointer from the corner.
11:14 PM2 months ago

2Q 01:59

Jason Tatum takes advantage of the space to add the double.
11:09 PM2 months ago

3Q 03:23

Rudy Gobert jumps, gets fouled, but also scores the basket.
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2Q 02:52

Evan Fournier with the wash and adds two more points to his tally.
11:02 PM2 months ago

2Q 06:17

Kevin Durant goes all the way into the kitchen and gets the foul and a tally.
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2Q 07:50

Fall's half-lap to add two more points.
10:53 PM2 months ago

2Q 09:44

Jason Tatum with the jumper and still on fire with another double.
10:51 PM2 months ago

End of first quarter

United States 22-18 France.
10:50 PM2 months ago

1Q 00:20

Jason Tatum with a three-pointer to take a four-point lead. to tie the score.
10:49 PM2 months ago

1Q 00:50

Timothe with the triple to tie the scoreboard
10:44 PM2 months ago

1Q 03:00

Rudy Gobert dunks the ball and nails two more points.
10:42 PM2 months ago

1Q 04:24

Bam Adebayo with the half-turn and scores the double.
10:39 PM2 months ago

1Q 05:31

Fournier sharpens his long-range shot and scores the triple.
10:37 PM2 months ago

1Q 07:09

Kevin Durant accelerates into the paint and opens the scoring for his personal tally.
10:35 PM2 months ago

1Q 08:40

Fournier with the half turn and adds two more points.
10:33 PM2 months ago

1Q 09:11

Rudy Gobert with the half-volley and scores the first two points of the game.
10:31 PM2 months ago

1Q 10:00

The final between the USA and France begins.
10:27 PM2 months ago

In this moments

The national anthems of France and the United States are played in the Ariake Arena.
10:23 PM2 months ago

The presentation

The two teams are currently being presented to both France and the United States ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games final.
10:19 PM2 months ago

Hand in hand

In the history of the Olympic Games, France and the United States have met seven times, with the balance favouring the Americans with six wins to the aforementioned first defeat in the group stage.
10:14 PM2 months ago

Two wins in a row

The victory in the Tokyo 2020 opener is not France's only victory over the United States in official matches, as they beat them 89-79 in the quarter-finals of the 2019 FIBA World Championship.
10:09 PM2 months ago

Being consistent

US coach Gregg Popovich indicated that his team had to show consistency and improve their game just like the French did when they beat them.

"The French team played very consistent basketball on both ends of the court and did a great job; that's our goal going forward, to be more consistent.

10:04 PM2 months ago

Lost by 7 points

France were trailing by seven points with four minutes to go in their semi-final against Slovenia, but were able to come back to beat Luka Doncic's side 83-76.
9:59 PM2 months ago

Finishing undefeated

France wants to break a streak by becoming the first champion in recent Olympic Games to finish undefeated and not the team from the United States of America.
9:54 PM2 months ago

The story continues

The United States is looking for one more gold medal to add to its extensive trophy haul; the last time it failed to win it was in 1994. Their championships have been in: 1936. 1948. 1952. 1956. 1960. 1964. 1968. 1976. 1984. 1992. 1996. 2000. 2008. 2012. 2016.
9:49 PM2 months ago

This is how they arrived

The USA arrived a few moments ago with every intention of winning gold and warding off the critics who have been with them all along.

9:44 PM2 months ago

The curious change

Rarely has the gold final been played before the bronze medal, but this time it happened because of the television audience in the United States due to prime time viewing of the Dream Team.
9:39 PM2 months ago

The revenge that is not revenge

The United States will be looking to avenge their first loss to France and defeat them, although the French will be hoping that the Americans' favouritism does not get the better of them and spoil their gold medal party.
9:34 PM2 months ago


The men's basketball grand final is underway and the United States are looking for one more gold medal when they take on France at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. We begin our coverage.
9:29 PM2 months ago

Tune in here France vs USA Live Score

Do not miss a detail of the match with the live updates and commentaries of VAVEL. Follow along with us all the details, commentaries, analysis and lineups for this France vs USA Men's Men's Basketball Grand Final at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
9:24 PM2 months ago

Curious about the final

A curious case in these Olympic Games is that the final is played before the grand final, mainly due to TV rights and, specifically, the US schedule for a Friday night primetime event.
9:19 PM2 months ago

What time is France - USA match for 2020 Olympic Games?

This is the start time of the game France vs USA of 6th August in several countries:

Argentina: 11:30 PM.

Bolivia: 10:30 PM in Marca Claro.

Brazil: 11:30 PM in Marca Claro.

Chile: 10:30 PM in Marca Claro.

Colombia: 9:30 PM in Marca Claro.

Ecuador: 9:30 PM in Marca Claro.

USA (ET): 10:30 PM in NBC.

Spain: 4:30 AM.

Mexico: 9:30 PM in Marca Claro.

Paraguay: 11:30 PM in Marca Claro.

Peru: 9:30 PM in Marca Claro.

Uruguay: 11:30 PM in Marca Claro.

9:14 PM2 months ago

Key Player Team USA

In a star-studded team it would be difficult to judge who might be the player to watch, but Kevin Durant has excelled in important moments by scoring points, as he did against Australia to turn around a 16-point deficit; in the semi-final he scored 23 points and is, in fact, the best scorer in US history at the Olympics.

9:09 PM2 months ago

Key Player France

Evan Fournier has become one of the stars of the team for his offensive contribution that has been decisive to remain undefeated and was also fundamental to the victory over Slovenia, scoring 23 points (8 of 16 shooting from the field).

9:04 PM2 months ago

USA squad

Edrice Adebayo, Devin Booker, Kevin Durant, Houston Grant, Draymond Green, Jrue Holiday, Keldson Wilder, Zachary Thomas, Damian Lillard, Javale McGee, Khris Middleton and Jayson Tatum.
8:59 PM2 months ago

France squad

Frank Ntilikina, Timothé LUWAWU KONGBO, Thomas HEURTEL, Nicolas BATUM, Guerschon YABUSELE, Evan FOURNIER, Nando DE COLO, Vincent POIRIER, Andrew ALBICY, Rudy GOBERT, Petr CORNELIE, Moustapha.
8:54 PM2 months ago

How did the USA reach the Grand Final?

Since the preseason, the reigning Olympic Games champions have suffered a lot, mainly because of their collective performance which has been gradually improving; however, they have been characterised by first halves full of defensive errors which, in the last two quarters, they have managed to solve without any problems.

USA 76-83 France, group stage

USA 120-66 Iran Republic, group stage

USA 119-84 Czech Republic, group stage

USA 95-81 Spain, quarter-finals

USA 97-78 Australia, semi-final.

8:49 PM2 months ago

How did France reach the Final?

The French team has won all its matches, although in some of them it has had a lot of difficulties, especially in the semi-final against Slovenia where a block in the final moments made the difference with only one point.

France 83-76 United States, group stage

France 97-77 Czech Republic, group stage

France 79-62 Iran Republic, group stage

France 84-75 Italy, quarter-finals

France 90-89 Slovenia, semi-final.

8:44 PM2 months ago

The rematch

These same teams met in the Group A opener where France pulled off the upset by defeating the USA 83-76 with a superb second half performance led by Evan Fournier's 28 points.
8:39 PM2 months ago

The venue

The Saitama Super Arena was built in 2000 and has not only served to host sporting events, but has also hosted concerts and, in fact, houses a John Lennon museum. This venue will host all men's and women's basketball games.
8:34 PM2 months ago

Team USA - France Kick-off time

The France vs USA match will be played at the Saitama Super Arena, in Tokyo, Japan. The kick-off is scheduled at 10:30 pm ET.
8:29 PM2 months ago

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