US Men’s Basketball Team Wins Gold Medal at Tokyo Olympics


Team USA will fight for the gold medal on Friday after defeating Australia in the Olympic semi-finals.

The Americans defeated Australia 97-78 after defeating the game that opened in the third quarter.

Kevin Durant scored 23 points in a 30-minute action, advanced 10-19 from the field, adding 9 rebounds and 2 assists.

Devin Booker lacked at 20 points. Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton each had 11 people.

Americans were six behind by the end of the first quarter, but were pulling within three by half-time. They were very successful, scoring 22 points more than Australia in the third quarter, effectively ending the game.

“It was a very good victory over other great basketball teams with great culture and great tradition,” Team USA coach Gregg Popovich told reporters after the match.

“It’s a big win for us. Another slow start we talked about before the match, but it has a lot to do with how Australia plays. There are a lot of talented people in the group, but at the defensive end. I think it would have helped the team a lot if I got it, “Booker added.

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Zach LaVine (5) of the United States surpassed Joe Ingles (7) of Australia in the men’s basketball semi-final of the 2020 Summer Olympics held in Saitama, Japan on August 5, 2021. (Eric Gay / AP Photo)

Patty Mills led Australia in 15 months. Dante Exam scored 14 points and Jocklandale added 11 points.

Durant said the Americans knew the team was trying to make a strong start against them.

“Many of these guys have had continuity for years, so they know how to play with each other, as many teams expect us to fold early. Feel. So we stuck to it, stuck to our principles, switched some schemes to defense, and we were able to gain some momentum in half. He came out with strength, man, we also made shots, so it feels like we have everything in the second half. That’s us, “he said.

Team USA will face the winners of France and Slovenia in a gold medal match on Friday night EST. Team USA is aiming for the fourth straight victory.

Zachary Stieber

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