The Dream Team is a golden dream within the Olympic territory and in Tokyo 2020 is confirmed once more. The United States qualified for the basketball final after beating Australia 97-78 with a spectacular second part of the meeting.
With Kevin Durant as the leading scorer, with 23 points, the United States made sure to have a medal on their chest, but they go for the Gold, which they have won in most competitions.
Until today, they have conquered 15 of the 18 events in which they were present. IN fact, every time they competed they were always present on the podium. Only in Moscow 1980 they did not appear because they did not attend due to the boycott against those Olympic Games.
The United States, which lost in its debut against France – it came with some injured and others who had just finished the NBA Finals, according to our teammate Leonardo Torres -, but then it was on the rise. His defense is capable of nullifying any star and many want to see how he faces Doncic if Slovenia is his rival for gold.
Since Seoul 88, when they lost in the semifinals to the Soviet Union, the United States had only lost one KO phase match, to Argentina in the semifinals of those remembered 2004 Athens Games. In that edition they also lost a couple of group phase matches.
From there, until his debut in Tokyo, he had accumulated 25 victories in a row at the Olympic level. The defeats in the previous friendlies raised some doubts, but the Dream Team was in charge of extinguishing them in a definitive way, leaving Spain and now Australia out in a resounding way.