USA take third gold medal in a row in Olympic 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.

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.

Rio 2016 Olympic Basketball Tournament – Final Standings
1. USA
2. Serbia
3. Spain
4. Australia
5. Croatia
6. France
7. Lithuania
8. Argentina
9. Brazil
10. Venezuela
11. Nigeria
12. China

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