58: U.S. international streak ends; Sky, Storm advance-THU0912

5 THINGS YOU'LL FIND ON THIS POST
1 U.S. 58-game winning streak in international competition ends
2 Two-time defending FIBA World Cup champs beaten by France
3 U.S., France game numbers; U.S. scoring totals through 6 games
4 23rd WNBA playoffs begin with two single-elimination games
5 Defending champ Seatte Storm, Chicago Sky advance to Round 2

U.S. World Cup top scorers

89-79

Third-ranked France beat

No. 1 U.S. in quarterfinals

of FIBA World Cup on 9/11


58

U.S. had won 58 consecutive games in FIBA and Olympic competition since 2006


0-9

France had never beaten the U.S. before and will face Aregnetina in semifinals


U.S. shot 66.7% on free throws


29, 6, 4

Points, rebounds, assists for Donovan Mitchell vs. France; 1 of 3 double-digit scorers for U.S.

  • 11: Points by Marcus Smart

  • 10: Points by Kemba Walker

22, 21

Points by France’s two NBA

players — Evan Fournier of Orlando and Rudy Gobert of Utah

  • 4: 3-pointers by Fournier in 8 attempts

  • 16: Game-high rebounds by Gobert


France had 44 rebounds, U.S. 28


97, 10

U.S. had 97 more points than its 6 opponents (519-416); outscored by 10 in 4th quarter (112-102)

  • 86.0: U.S. tournament scoring average

  • 69.8: Average of 6 opponents

  • 44.4: Field goal pct (192-432)

  • 33.0: 3-point pct (60-182)

  • 73.5: Free throw pct (72-98)

  • 43.8: Rebound average (263)

  • 19.3: Assist average (116)

TEAM USA WORLD CUP TOTALS
A-age; World Cup totals in 6 games
PLAYER TM A PT RB AST
Harrison Barnes SAC 27 61 26 6
Jaylen Brown BOS 22 51 27 8
Joe Harris BKN 27 46 26 8
Brook Lopez MIL 31 13 10 2
Khris Middleton MIL 28 50 27 12
Donovan Mitchell UTA 22 80 26 26
Mason Plumlee DEN 29 2 10 0
Marcus Smart BOS 25 32 7 6
Jayson Tatum BOS 21 21 15 5
Myles Turner IND 23 44 41 0
Kemba Walker BOS 29 83 17 30
Derrick White SA 25 33 8 13

U.S. leads FIBA's all-time medal count at World Cup


TEAM USA RESULTS

5-1

U.S. record in the 18th FIBA World Cup in China; team qualified for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  • 9/1: W 88-67 vs Czech Republic

  • 9/3: W 93-92 ot vs Turkey

  • 9/5: W 98-45 vs Japan

  • 9/7: W 69-53 vs. Greece

  • 9/9: W 89-73 vs. Brazil

  • 9/11: L 89-79 vs. France

  • 9/12: Consolation round vs. Serbia


U.S. has 5 Cup titles; the scores


WNBA PLAYOFFS

105-76

Diamond DeShields scored 25 points as fifth-seeded Chicago beat No. 8 Phoenix

9, 11

Courtney Vandersloot had 9 points, 11 assists as Sky advanced to 9/15 game at fourth-seeded Las Vegas

84-74

Sixth-seeded Seattle began defense of its WNBA title by beating No. 7 Minnesota in first round

7, 2

Rebounds, blocks for Storm’s Natasha Howard; named WNBA defensive player of year


Sky, Mercury shooting percentages


29

Sky’s margin of victory was fourth-largest in a playoff game and biggest ever for Chicago

  • 2015: Phoenix had 29-point win over Chicago in Game 2 of finals

  • 6-0: Phoenix had been perfect in single-elimination games since WNBA changed its playoffs in 2016

13:49

Minutes for Phoenix star Brittney Griner, who injured knee in 2nd quarter; Diana Taurasi did not play

  • 6: Points for Griner, 14 below league-leadin average

  • 21: Points for DeWanna Bonner to lead Mercury


Lynx, Storm shooting percentages


48

Points Seattle got from its starting backcourt — 26 by Jordin Canada and 22 by Jewell Lloyd

  • 18-8: Storm had 10 more free throw attempts than Lynx and made 10 more (15-5)

  • 10: Lynx outrebounded Storm 38-28

39

Points Minnesota got from its starting forwards — 20 by Damiris Dantas and 19 by Napheesa Collier


2-1

Aces won season series vs. Sky, who went 1-1 in Las Vegas

  • 7/2: Vegas 90-82

  • 8/9: Chicago 87-84

  • 8/18: Vegas 100-85

2-1

Sparks won season series vs. Storm, who lost both games in Los Angeles

  • 6/21: Seattle 84-62

  • 8/4: Los Angeles 83-75

  • 9/5: Los Angeles 102-68

SECOND-ROUND MATCHUPS
CHI VEG STAT SEA LA
84.6 82.2 Scoring 74.8 80.1
83.3 78.8 Scoring def. 75.1 77.2
44.8 42.7 Field goals 42 43.2
33.6 36.7 3-pointers 33.6 34.1
81.9 77.7 Free throws 79.2 83.8
36.4 38.8 Rebounds 32.0 34.2
21.6 20.9 Assists 17.7 18.6
6.8 7.1 Steals 9.5 8.2
4.5 4.5 Blocks 3 3.8
15.3 14.6 Turnovers 15.7 14.4

WNBA all-defensive first team


Source: nba.com; fiba.basketball; basketball-reference.com; wnba.com