U.S. crushes Serbia, 96-66, for men's basketball Olympic gold

27 August 2016, 07:08 | Isaac Mcdaniel

U.S. crushes Serbia, 96-66, for men's basketball Olympic gold

U.S. crushes Serbia, 96-66, for men's basketball Olympic gold

"We came here and won in spite of what people were saying about this group being less talented, not blowing teams out, not putting teams away", forward Paul George said.

After becoming the first man to win three Olympic gold medals in basketball on Sunday with the United States' 96-66 blowout of Serbia, Carmelo Anthony hung up his global sneakers.

Gold medallists USA's guard Kyle Lowry (L), USA's guard Kevin Durant (C) and USA's centre DeAndre Jordan joke as they stand on the podium after the final of the Men's basketball competition at the Carioca Arena 1 in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016 during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

It was the final game with the national team for Mike Krzyzewski, who took the Americans back to the top and leaves with them there after becoming the first coach to win three Olympic gold medals.

Durant was the top scorer for the USA squad with 30 points overall, but 24 of them coming in the first half, nearly half the team's total at the break.

After scrapping to a tense three-point win over Serbia in the group stage, the United States of America again struggled to break down their European opponents in the first quarter, as they ground out a 19-15 lead.

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Durant averaged 19.4 points at the Rio Games to pull within 25 Olympic points of tying Carmelo Anthony for most in American history. He finished with 30 points, 24 coming in the first half on nine of 14 shooting (five of eight on threes), with the Sacramento Kings' DeMarcus Cousins adding 11 points and 12 rebounds before the break.

Although an ideal scenario would include as numerous same players four years from now, there are a wide array of factors that could make the 2020 team look much different than the Rio gold medal-winners. "I want to see the level raised". Thompson was on fire with 17 points in the first quarter, finishing with 22.

He was on the 2004 team that settled for bronze, a result that sparked a re-organisation of the U.S. programmed that has gone unbeaten in the Games since.

With the win, Jimmy Butler became the third Marquette men's basketball player to win a gold medal at the Olympics.

The final two quarters were a mere formality but amid "we want more" chants from the United States fans the points kept coming even though Krzyzewski brought out the reserves in the final quarter. Nikola Mirotic picked up a personal and technical on the same play later in the period, sending him to the bench with four after he led Spain with 23 points in its quarterfinal rout of France.



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