Published On: Sat, Jul 31st, 2021
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US Men’s Basketball Team Wins in Olympics to Reach Quarterfinalson July 31, 2021 at 3:45 pm

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The U.S. men’s basketball team on Saturday pummeled the Czech Republic to earn a berth in the Olympic version of the playoffs as they seek a gold medal. Team USA won 119-84 after trailing by seven at the end of the first quarter. Jayson Tatum led the Americans with 27 points, followed by Kevin Durant with 20 and Zach LaVine with 13. Durant also totaled eight rebounds and six assists, the most in each category. “It’s fun to watch, and fun to be part of,” said Jrue Holiday after the game. The Czech Republic only has one player in the NBA, Tomas Satoransky, but Team USA uncharacteristically dropped two exhibition matches and an Olympic game to France, making the game a must-win to enter the sudden death play. “Losing definitely helps you grow,” Holiday said. “Congratulations to the USA,” said Satoransky, who revealed he’s been playing in the Olympics with … Save 10% on Citrus trees with code CITRUS

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