SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Nicolas Batum felt a pressure he'd never experienced with the French national team.
He has won a European title and a pair of Basketball World Cup bronze medals. But even though France had been one of the best teams in the world over the last decade, it kept getting tripped up in the Olympic quarterfinals.
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Arsalan Kazemi spoke sadly and not because his Olympics were over.
It's because Iran was never really ready when they started.
France is moving on and Iran is headed home in men's basketball, with the French easing to a 79-62 victory Saturday.