The United States outclassed Serbia 96-66 on Sunday to claim its third straight Olympic men’s basketball Gold, and the final gold medal of the Rio games.
Inspired by Kevin Durant, the Americans pulled 23 points clear at halftime. Durant finished with 30 points, as the United States made it an incredible 53 straight wins in Olympic competition.
Serbia had given the NBA stars a real game in their group-stage clash, losing 94-91 after missing a three-pointer on the buzzer, but they could not muster the same fight in the final which the US dominated from the first buzzer.
There were no Lakers players on the roster this year for the US.