The Men’s USA Basketball team grab their first win of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, after blowing out Iran 120-66.
Entering the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the USA’s men’s basketball team was considered to be the strongest and deadliest team on paper. However, Rudy Gobert and his France team managed to stun Kevin Durant and co. after handing the USA their first Olympic loss since 2004.
The USA team filled with All-Stars and future Hall-Of-Famers definitely needed to bounce back after such a loss, and boy did they play well in their second game. On Wednesday, Gregg Popovic’s guys faced against the Iranian team, who had also suffered a loss in their first game against the Czech Republic.
As soon as the game started, the Americans were looking way too dominant and a lot like themselves, unlike the previous game. After grabbing a comfortable 30-point lead at the half, Team USA went on to blow Iran out 120-66 to finish out the game, grabbing their first win of the 2020 Olympic campaign.
— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) July 28, 2021
NBA fans react to the USA’s 54-point blowout win against Iran
Point guard Damian Lillard did what he does the best – knock down shots from behind the arc at high consistency. Dame Dolla had a game-high 21 points, all of which coming from the 7 3-pointers he connected. Devin Booker, Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum and Zach LaVine all had a great night combining for 53 points.
After trolling them for their first game loss, NBA fans lauded Team USA for destroying Iran by 54 points.
USA’s basketball team did more damage to Iran than the economic sanctions 💀
— Reza (@Panigale__V4) July 28, 2021
Team USA today after a 120-66 blowout Win: pic.twitter.com/T1vf8WFthT
— Jordan 🎡🪐 (@kobe4ever21) July 28, 2021
— skinnylegend🇵🇷 (@skinnyl86237234) July 28, 2021
Dame literally couldn’t have played and they would still win by 40 lmfao
— Seth (@SethySethy4) July 28, 2021
This win would be a huge morale booster for Team USA, after suffering a disappointing loss against France. The United States will hope to keep up this type of dominant gameplay while blowing out all their opponents as expected out of them. The Czech Republic will be the USA’s next and final opponent in the group stage of the event.