Kevin Durant’s Team USA faced Team Australia in the basketball semi-finals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Although lagging on the scoreboard for a greater part of the match, Team USA made a comeback all thanks to Kevin Durant. Team USA was trailing by 15 points in the second quarter but managed to cut it down to 3 points by halftime. Durant took charge after halftime and Team USA made a 97-78 run for the comeback win by the end of the 4th quarter.
Kevin Durant scores 15 points as Team USA falls short in the first half
Team USA had the highest trail of 15 points in the 2nd quarter. USA however, made a 16-4 run which brought them close to the Aussies at halftime with a difference of only 3 points. Kevin Durant led his team with 15 points by halftime.
Three straight games scoring 23+
The first 🇺🇸 #USABMNT athlete to pass the 400 point mark in the Olympics
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— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) August 5, 2021
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Team USA makes a huge come-back in the second half of Semi-Finals
Fantastic quarter for Team USA as they found their rhythm from the 3 point line. Draining 4 of 8 from the arc, they now had 3 players in double-digit scores. Kevin Durant had 23 points which were the highest on the scoreboard. The 2014 MVP also had 9 rebounds and 2 assists with 10-19 field goals made.
Kevin Durant, more popularly known as KD has a Hall Of Fame resume to his name already. The NBA MVP, 2 time NBA Champ, and 11-time All-Star have won 3 international medals with Team USA. As of 2021, he surpassed Carmelo Anthony as the highest scorer for Team USA basketball in Olympic history.
Currently, Kevin Durant is averaging 16.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, and has made a total of 11 assists in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Despite Team Australia being a tough opposition, Team USA emerged winners. Durant, the 13 year NBA veteran led his team to a 97-78 victory and put up outstanding stats on the scoresheet as well.
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