USA take third gold medal in a row in Olympic Tournament
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Rio 2016 Olympic Basketball Tournament) – The USA won the Olympic Basketball Tournament for the third consecutive time by beating Serbia, 96-66, in Sunday’s Gold Medal Game at Carioca Arena 1.
In a re-match of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Final, the two-time reigning World and Olympic champions rode the outside shooting of Kevin Durant and the powerful inside play of DeMarcus Cousins to turn a 19-15 lead at the end of the first quarter into a commanding 52-29 halftime advantage. Serbia could not mount a comeback in the second half but, despite the loss, came away with their best result in the competition in 20 years. Click here for the full game report.
Meanwhile, Spain held off Australia, 89-88, in the Bronze Medal Game. With the win, the Spaniards secured a third straight medal finish at the Olympics, after taking silver in 2008 and 2012. Click here for the full game report.
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