#Basketball Olympics


Team USA overcomes sluggish start vs. Spain thanks to Kevin Durant, advances to Olympic men's basketball semifinals

SAITAMA, Japan -- Kevin Durant's case as the greatest Olympic basketball player ever is growing by the game. For the third straight Summer Olympics, Durant has been an offensive powerhouse as he has overwhelmed the challenges of the international game with his spectacular shooting skills. He was unstoppable in London, was unconscious in Rio and has been the lifeblood of a flawed Team USA in Tokyo.
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New York Post

Horrifying robot plays basketball at Olympics

Maybe all Team USA basketball needs is a robot. At halftime of its loss to France on Sunday, a towering, scary robot wearing a No. 95 jersey drained a half-court shot and deep 3-pointers. No word yet on its origin, and eligibility for the Games.
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Olympics 2021: Team USA men's basketball players frustrated with offense amid France loss, report says

Team USA men’s basketball was put on notice Sunday night when the team shockingly lost to France in the first game of Group A of the Tokyo Olympics. U.S. head coach Gregg Popovich has particularly been under the microscope going into the Olympics after losing two exhibition games and a new report shed light on how the locker room is feeling amid the downturn.
New York Post

Hard to back Olympic teams lacking true American pride

I would be remiss if I didn’t begin, today, by expressing the nation’s gratitude to the women’s U.S. Olympic basketball team for its generous decision to pretend it doesn’t mind representing the United States during the playing of our national anthem. That’s right, the team, composed of WNBA professionals who...

Slovenia in Olympic semifinals as Tobey makes the most of his experience

The Slovenian men’s basketball squad is moving on to the semifinal round in the Tokyo Olympics after a convincing 94-70 win over Germany in the quarterfinals. They improved to 4-0 in the event, winning their games by an average of 21.3 points per game. Former Virginia big man Mike Tobey continued his impressive tear, scoring 13 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Tobey has notched a double-double in three of Slovenia’s four games, with his teammate Luka Dončić being the only other player to accomplish the feat so far.
Washington Post

U.S. men’s basketball team takes on Spain in Tokyo Olympics quarterfinal

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Olympic men's basketball recap: Team USA, Slovenia advance to semifinals

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic posted a near-triple-double with 20 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists, while Zoran Dragic poured in a game-high 27 points to lead Slovenia past Germany, 94-70, and into the semifinal round. Behind nine first-quarter points from Dragic, Slovenia jumped out to a 25-14 lead in...