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Following the USA Basketball Team at RIO. Watch the Game Highlights

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After the first two blowout games of team USA against China and Venezuela, the Americans had a hard time against Australia and a close call against Serbia, to remain undefeated in the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil.

Following the USA Basketball Team at RIO

USA 199 China 62

Kevin Durant led team USA with 25 points while DeMarcus Cousins added 17 points and 5 rebounds to give team USA its 17th consecutive win under coach Krzyzewski. Yi Jianlian led China with 25 points.

 

USA 113 Venezuela 69

Paul George with 20 points, Jimmy Butler with 17 and Kevin Durant scored 16 points for team USA.

Watch highlights of USA vs Venezuela here: USA vs Venezuela Highlights

 

USA 98 Australia 88

The USA captain and 4-time Olympian Carmelo Anthony led the Americans with 31 points, including 9 three pointers and 8 rebounds. Kyrie Irvings three pointer in the final minutes was decisive. Patty Mills scored 30 points for Australia.

Watch highlights of USA vs Australia here: USA vs Australia Highlights

 

USA 94 Serbia 91

USA survived its first meeting against Serbia in the Olympics. Irving with 15 points, Jordan 13, Durant, Anthony and George with 12 points each to give USA its 3 point victory against the tough Serbian team. Jokic with 25 points and Teodosic with 18 points for Serbia.

Watch highlights of USA vs Serbia here: USA vs Serbia Highlights

 

France’s Evan Fournier is in PH Shooting Hoops

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Evan Fournier, a member of the French national basketball team is in the country. He posted photos of him in his instagram shooting hoops in Coron Palawan.

  “It’s practice time in #Palawan #Philippines” 
  
“First day and already back in the court”

Fournier, Orlando Magic guard, is expected to represent France in the FIBA Olympic Qualifiers to be held in Mall of Asia Arena this july. Gilas Pilipinas will battle Fance in the 1st day of the tournament.

Gilas Will be Facing Powerhouse France!

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Check out the FIBA OQT draw results

 

Gilas will be facing France and New Zealand in group B, and teams from Turkey, Senegal and Canada from group A. France is ranked #5, the highest among 18 teams in OQTs, and is expected to be studded with NBA stars like Tony Parker, Boris Diaw and Nicolas Batum.
 
Go Gilas Pilipinas! Puso!