Team USA def. France, 87-82 in the Gold Medal Game (Tokyo Olympics) Men's Basketball / August 7

Photo credit: FIBA

Basketball powerhouse and world #1 USA defeated world #7 France, 87-82 in the gold medal match of the Men's Basketball 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Saturday at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Team USA wins 4th straight gold in Olympic men's basketball.

Kevin Durant led Team USA with huge 29 points (9/18 FG, 3/9 3PT, 8/9 FT), 6 rebounds, 3 assists and a block in 35 minutes of play. As per CBS Sports, Kevin Durant joins Carmelo Anthony as the only players with 3 gold medals in Men's Olympic basketball history.

Jayson Tatum added 19 points (8/14 FG, 3/5 3PT), 7 rebounds and 1 steal while Jrue Holiday finished with 11 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist and 1 block.


The Scores:

USA 87 - Durant 29, Tatum 19, Lillard 11, Holiday 11, Adebayo 6, Lavine 5, Middleton 4, Booker 2, Green 0, Grant DNP, Johnson DNP, McGee DNP.

FRANCE 82 - Gobert 16, Fournier 16, Yabusele 13, De Colo 12, Luwawu-Cabarrot 11, Batum 5, Ntilikina 5, Fall 4, Heurtel 0, Poirier 0, Albicy DNP, Cornelie DNP.

Quarters: 22-18, 44-39, 71-63, 87-82. [FULL GAME STATS]

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