Team USA basketball vs. Australia score: Patty Mills, Aussies end Americans' 78-game winning streak
Cbssports.com - Sun 25 Aug 06:31 GMT

Mills finished with 30 points to lead Australia to its first-ever win over Team USA

  Team USA continued its preparations for the 2019 World Cup early Saturday morning with a surprising 98-94 loss to Australia.

  This was the team's second matchup against Australia this week, and the action once again took place at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, where 52,079 people packed in to make history as the largest crowd to ever watch a basketball game in the country.

  The Australian fans also saw history as well, as the Aussies beat Team USA for the first time ever, and handed the Americans their first loss in 13 years, ending a 78-game winning streak that stretched back to 2006.

  Here are a few key takeaways from Team USA's loss: Gregg Popovich switched things up with the starting lineup on Saturday, sending out Marcus Smart, Donovan Mitchell, Khris Middleton, Harrison Barnes and Myles Turner.

  This was just Team USA's third game together, so it's not much of a surprise that the players are still trying to figure each other out; the problem for this group is they don't have the top-tier talent to make those sort of issues irrelevant.

  The only All-NBA player on this Team USA roster is Kemba Walker, and that's been obvious during the two games in Australia.

  In a game in which Team USA struggled to find its offense at times, Walker was often the one to bail them out.