The United States basketball team beat Czhech republic 119-84, at Saitama Super Arena on Saturday 8.am, improving to 2-1 in Group A play and advancing to the quarterfinals at the Tokyo Olympics.
Kevin Durant got his record-setting work done bringing the United States to victory, Durant’s 23 points qualified as a big relief for Team USA, dropped it’s Olympics opener against France and trailed the Czech Republic for the entire first quarter.
The USA basketball Coach Gregg Popovich said. “If you do not have respect for your opponent, you’re going to be in big trouble.
The Americans are the biggest favorite for the gold medal, but they’re not going to have it easy,” said Czech Republic guard Tomas Satoransky, who plays for the Chicago Bulls.
Americans has now joined five other teams that have claimed spots in the eight-team knockout phase of the tournament: Australia, France, Italy, Slovenia and Spain. Argentina, Germany and Japan remain in the mix for the last two spots, pending the final day of group play Sunday. The Czech Republic, Iran and Nigeria have been eliminated