Tokyo 2020 - NBA stars the difference as USA get on the board in Tokyo with 54-point win over Iran
An important win for the United States basketball team who failed to capitalise in their first game against France. USA scored 120 points in a comfortable win over Iran who suffered the effects of the in-form NBA stars, who moved a step closer to qualification. You want it? We have it. Stream every Olympic event live on discovery+.
USA's Kevin Wayne Durant (C) passes the ball in the men's preliminary round group A basketball match between Iran and USA during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama on July 28, 2021. (Photo by Thomas COEX / AFP) (Photo by TH
USA put on a show at the Saitama Super Arena as they beat Iran by 120 points to 66 to get their Tokyo 2020 campaign underway after a disappointing opener.
NBA stars Kevin Durant and Damian Lillard stood out in a confidence-boosting performance as USA ease past Iran and take a step closer to qualification from Group A.
Lillard, who plays his domestic basketball for NBA side Portland Trail Blazers, scored an impressive 21 points made up of seven three-pointers, only the fourth USA player to do this including teammate Durant.
SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Devin Booker #15, Jrue Holiday #12, Damian Lillard #6, Bam Adebayo #13 and Kevin Durant #7 of the USA Men's National Team against Team Iran during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on July 28, 2021 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Ja
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USA lost their opening game 83-76 to France on Sunday in a shock result, but are back on track after this morning’s important performance.