Kevin Durant leads Team USA to a Semi-Final win over Australia, has to call Keldon Johnson separately for a post-game huddle
Team USA has moved on to the Gold Medal match, after taking down Australia 97-78 in the Semi-Finals. A valiant effort from the Australian side, as they dominated in the first half and established an early 15 point lead. Kevin Durant helped keep Team USA afloat, as no one else could find their shot in the first half. Despite the off-shooting, Team USA closed the gap to 3 points, ending the half at 45-42.
The second half was a totally different contest. The Americans came out roaring, outscoring Australia 32-10 in the third frame. The competition ultimately ended with the USA leading with a comfortable 19 point margin. Kevin Durant finished the game with a game-high 23 points. This records the third straight game KD has had 23 or more.
Three straight games scoring 23+
The first 🇺🇸 #USABMNT athlete to pass the 400 point mark in the Olympics
— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) August 5, 2021
Kevin Durant scolds and calls Keldon Johnson in the huddle
The Team USA squad this year has a clear leader. Even though he isn’t the loudest voice, everyone on the squad knows Kevin Durant is the bossman this time around. He has the most experience among all the players and leads the team from the get-go.
After the game, the entire team was making a huddle on the court, but the young Keldon Johnson was nowhere to be seen. Durant took up his granny voice and in a scolding tone, and called Johnson. KD yelled and said, “Get your ass over here”, to which Keldon responded by squealing and joining the huddle.
Kevin Durant: “Get your ass over here.”
Keldon Johnson: 😱😱😱
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) August 5, 2021
Team USA now waits for the France-Slovenia game to find out who they’d be facing in the Finals.