Final result: France 82-87 United States
The United States became basketball champions at the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020, defeating France 87 to 82 in the final. In a dramatic closure.
After living in failures as an assistant at the 2002 World Cup and Athens 2004, apart from the 2019 World Cup, which was Pop’s first match as coach Kay’s successor, the worst finish in Team USA history (7). The Spurs coach was under pressure to win gold at Tokyo 2020 and did so with Kevin Durant.
Thus, the United States won its fourth consecutive Olympic basketball gold on Saturday. Durant scored 29 points for the United States and joined Carmelo Anthony in the Olympic tournament with only three gold medals. Men’s basketball.
Durant was already the top scorer in American history at the tournament. He scored 30 points in the finals of 2012 and 2016, and was about to hit that number again.
France ended a streak of 25 consecutive wins by defeating the United States in both teams’ debuts in the tournament. of Americans in the summer evictions.
France came close to defeating them again in their bid for the first gold medal. For the men’s basketball team. He had to be content with his third silver. They also lost to the United States in the finals in 1948 and 2000.
Slovenia will later face Australia to determine the winner of the bronze medal.
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