United States gets into the quarterfinals in Tokyo 2020 basketball with the “historic” Kevin Durant

United States gets into the quarterfinals in Tokyo 2020 basketball

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The Brooklyn Nets star became the leading scorer in the history of the country in the rings quote in the victory against the Czech Republic.

Kevin Durant, Khris Middleton, Zach Lavine and Jayson Tatum (Photo: Getty Images)

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Kevin Durant, Khris Middleton, Zach Lavine and Jayson Tatum (Photo: Getty Images)

It was a long time coming, but finally the Selection of Basketball Male of United States has arrived with fury to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and after bend Iran, I needed to defeat the Czech Republic to ensure their passage to the quarterfinals.

However, in the first quarter things seemed very difficult, as the Europeans took the lead 25-18, and with a team of Gregg popovich, who could not hit his long-distance shots and was erratic, as happened in the debut with France.

More in the second set, the United States appeared, and by the hand of an inspired Jayson tatum, who was the highest figure of the party, converting 27 points, added to two rebounds and an assist, in addition to closing the shooting zone to the Czechs, they ended up taking the victory by a categorical 119-84.

Kevin Durant makes history at Tokyo 2020

But the one who led the team during an important stretch of the match was Kevin Durant, who closed his presentation with 23 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and an efficiency in field goals of 73 percent, in a day where he also made history.

This, because in Tokyo 2020, the star of Brooklyn nets became America’s top scorer in Olympic Games history, surpassing what was achieved by a triple gold medalist, such as Carmelo anthony, who scored 336 goals.

In this way, the Team USA ranks as one of the best seconds and must wait until the end of the basketball day this Sunday, to know in what position he will finish and who will be his rival in the quarterfinals.