Kevin Durant scored a game-high 29 points while Jayson Tatum added 19 off the bench as the United States men’s basketball team beat France 87-82 for its fourth straight gold medal.
Team USA won the gold medal as a respite for the loss suffered in the opening game of group play by defeating France 87-82.
Kevin Durant was spectacular for Team USA as he finished the win with 29 points to go along with six rebounds and three assists.
Jayson Tatum stepped up to provide Durant with the most help on the offensive end, finishing with 19 points to join Damian Lillard and Jrue Holiday as double-digit scorers as the guards finished the game with 11 points apiece.
For France, Rudy Gobert and Evan Fournier led the charge finishing with 16 each, but it wasn’t enough for France to win the gold as the Americans overcame another slow start to win the tournament.