Since their disappointing loss to France on July 25, Coach Gregg Popovich and the American men’s basketball team now have back-to-back blowouts under their belt.
In a masterclass performance, Kevin Durant dropped 23 points, 6 assists, 8 rebounds and 1 block on the Olympic stage in the game against the Czech Republic. Jayson Tatum also put on a shooting clinic, tacking on 27 points on 10-for-16 shooting. Though close after the first half, Team USA went on to blow out the Czech team 119-84.
“I’ve had a lot asked of me every team I’ve been on since I was eight years old. It’s no different here,” Durant said. “But I feel I have to available to do every single thing out on the court…I’ve worked to be at that point and it’s fun.”
Durant also became Team USA’s all-time leading scorer,