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The United States held off France 87-82 to claim its fourth straight Olympic men's basketball crown at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The win gives the USA team a dream ending to the tournament that began with a loss to their opponents in the final at the Saitama Super Arena. The game marks only the second time that the USA have had a rematch against a team that defeated them earlier in the Olympics tournament.
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The men's national basketball team of the United States won the gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. The Olympics were delayed a year until 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was the fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal for the Americans. Team USA qualified for the Olympics by finishing as one of the top two teams from the Americas at the FIBA Basketball World Cup in 2019. The U.S. team returned two Olympic gold medal winners in Kevin Durant and Draymond Green. Unlike
TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 05: Jorge Sanchez #1 and Brian Bell #8 of Team United States celebrate after defeating Team Japan during the men's Wheelchair Basketball gold medal game on day 12 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Ariake Arena on September 05, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
As Kevin Durant and Team USA goes after its fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in men's basketball, France is eying a first. And the French have every right to be. It was the opening game of Tokyo 2020 for both squads when France stunned the Americans, 83-76 - but neither team has lost since.
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For the Americans, their triumph in the Finals over France marked their fourth straight Olympic gold - and 16th in 19 Games appearances. Tokyo 2020 also saw the Czech Republic and Slovenia play in the event for the first time.
2020 Tokyo Olympics: USA men's basketball team looks to bounce back vs. Iran after dropping opener.
Almost nine years to the day since Kevin Durant made his debut for Team USA's men's basketball squad at London 2012, the American has become its all-time leading scorer in Olympic play. Durant, already a two-time gold medallist, notched 23 points as the U.S. swept past the Czech Republic in their final group game at Tokyo 2020, winning 119-84.
It was the 100th medal won by Team USA at the Tokyo 2020 Games, and the country's 32nd gold. Kevin Durant of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets led the way for the US, scoring 29 points. It is his third ...