Media hails dominant USA
The USA have not lost to an opponent in international competition since the Semi-Finals of the 2006 FIBA Basketball World Cup, when Greece upset them in Japan, 101-95. The 96-66 triumph over Serbia in the title clash was the last game for Mike Krzyzewski as coach and also the final one for Carmelo Anthony, who won a gold medal for the third time in four Olympics.
Here is how some of the media have reacted to the USA's latest triumph.
With the win over Serbia, USA basketball breaks its own international win streak with 76 straight victories. pic.twitter.com/38V0KfQFdk— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) August 21, 2016
Coaching the US men’s basketball team is a thankless job. Team USA should be thankful for its time with Coach K. https://t.co/flDfC0wfNP— Boston Globe Sports (@BGlobeSports) August 23, 2016
Kevin Durant ends Rio with joy..and maybe a little redemption? https://t.co/KJ9ifqWyRj— Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) August 22, 2016