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ESP 21 22 20 18 81
USA 19 24 26 26 95

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Team USA is on to the semifinals after defeating Spain in the opening knockout round of the Olympics. Kevin Durant was sensational, especially in the second half to carry his side to a game away from the gold medal match.

Game of runs in the opening half

Despite a fantastic start from Ricky Rubio, in which he scored 13 first quarter points, the American led by two going into the second. The lead was short-lived, as the Spaniards punched back, building an 11-0 run and climbing out to an 40-29 lead. That’s when Greg Popovic’s side woke up and went on a 14-3 to close out the first half level with Spain.

The US side hit just 4/18 threes in the first half, but Kevin Durant came out of the gates firing after the halftime break. He hit three quick deep balls, and Team USA suddenly led by double digits. The lead stretched out to as many as 16, but yet another run from the persistent Spaniards closed the gap to four points.

Tooo much USA late for Spain to handle

Team USA’s class rose to the surface in the fourth quarter, and it looked like Spain was tired of trying to play a game of keep up with the high flying Americans.

Kevin Durant was the top scorer for the winning side, dropping 29 points. Jayson Tatum had 13, many of which came in the final quarter to help close out Spain. Ricky Rubio was sensational, dare I say unstoppable, scoring 38 points in a losing effort.

Spain chase for the gold has ended, but USA must now wait for the winner of Australia vs Argentina to see who they will be facing in the next round.

Team USA is a game away from the gold medal match

The final score

Team USA is on to the semifinals after defeating Spain in the opening knockout round of the Olympics. Kevin Durant was sensational, especially in the second half to carry his side to a game away from the gold medal match.

Game of runs in the opening half

Despite a fantastic start from Ricky Rubio, in which he scored 13 first quarter points, the American led by two going into the second. The lead was short-lived, as the Spaniards punched back, building an 11-0 run and climbing out to an 40-29 lead. That’s when Greg Popovic’s side woke up and went on a 14-3 to close out the first half level with Spain.

The US side hit just 4/18 threes in the first half, but Kevin Durant came out of the gates firing after the halftime break. He hit three quick deep balls, and Team USA suddenly led by double digits. The lead stretched out to as many as 16, but yet another run from the persistent Spaniards closed the gap to four points.

Tooo much USA late for Spain to handle

Team USA’s class rose to the surface in the fourth quarter, and it looked like Spain was tired of trying to play a game of keep up with the high flying Americans.

Kevin Durant was the top scorer for the winning side, dropping 29 points. Jayson Tatum had 13, many of which came in the final quarter to help close out Spain. Ricky Rubio was sensational, dare I say unstoppable, scoring 38 points in a losing effort.

Spain chase for the gold has ended, but USA must now wait for the winner of Australia vs Argentina to see who they will be facing in the next round.

81-95

It's all over from Tokyo. USA is on to the semi-final!!

81-95

Durant with the dunk of the steal

81-93

Rubio gets to the hoop and finger rolls it in for 38 points

79-93

Tatum at the line hits one of  two

79-92

1:30 to go in the fourth

79-92

Holiday responds with a lay up of his own.

79-90

Rodriguez gets the driving lay up

77-90

Holiday hits the buzzer beater and that might have shut the door on Spain

77-87

Rubio connects from the baseline

75-87

Durant on the turn around baseline jumper

75-85

3:30 to go in the fourth

75-85

Tatum skips around the defender and gets the floater off the glass

75-83

Rubio on the reverse and sees it hang on the rim and drop

73-83

Rubio with another bucket down low

71-83

Holiday on the reverse lay up.

71-81

Garuba goes to the stripe, and hits one of two. Under 6 to play

70-81

Rubio hits one FT after the unsportsmanlike foul is called on USA

66-78

Tatum hit a foul on an unsportsmanlike foul to make it 66-78

69-81

Triple try from Rubio

66-81

Tatum spots up in the corner for three

66-77

Under 7 to go in the fourth

66-77

Tatum drains the three ball off the catch and shoot

66-74

Lillard on the drive with the right hand

65-72

Lillard in the corner for three to stop the Spain run

65-69

We are in the fourth quarter and Garuba gets the scoring started to cut the score to 4

63-69

KD led the charge out of the break with 13 points in the third quarter

63-69

USA led by as many as 16 in the third quarter, but Spain ended that quarter on an 11-2 run to bring themselves back in the ball game.

63-69

Rodriguez with a rainbow three ball!

60-69

Hernangomez to the line, knocks down one of two

59-69

Under a minute to go in the third quarter

59-69

Rubio in the corner for three. 27 points for Rubio

56-69

Finger roll for Booker off the drive from the right side.

56-67

Rubio finds Hernangomez for the slam in transition.

54-67

Rubio pulls up inside the paint

52-67

Adebayo from the paint gets the jumper to go

52-65

Rubio hits a spot up three

49-65

Durant to the FT line, gets both to drop.

49-63

Lavine in the corner for three. USA is starting to seperate. 20-6 run for the Americans since halftime.

49-60

Durant with the baseline baby jumper

49-58

Rubio back at the line, gets both to go

47-58

Booker streaks to the rack and gets the lay up off the glass

47-56

Durant with another three ball, that's three for him this quarter

47-53

Rubio to the line and gets both FTs to go

45-53

Booker with a three ball, that's three triple tries for USA out of the halftime break

45-50

Durant with back to back three pointers

45-47

Rubio at the line, hits two of two. He's got 15 points already

43-47

KD in the corner for three

43-44

Adebayo going to the line after the foul on Claver and hits one of two FTs

43-43

We are back in play for the second half of the quarterfinal

Two of Zach Levine's 7 points

We have a great first half awaiting us from Tokyo

43-43

Kevin Durant has 12 for Team USA, he is the only American in double figures

All tied in Tokyo

43-43

Rubio lead Spain with 13 points, and Rodriguez had 10 off the bench in the second quarter

43-43

Team USA ended the first half on a 14-2 run after giving up a 11-0 just before

43-43

The first half comes to a close with the score tied at 43

43-43

Levine with the baseline drive and jam

43-41

Timeout Spain with 38 seconds to go in the second quarter

43-41

KD skips around the defender and gets to the rack for an easy one handed jam

43-39

KD with a pull up three with a hand in his face

43-36

Llulll to the line hits two of two out of the TO

41-36

Timeout Spain with 1:34  to go in the first half

41-36

Lillard soaring to the rim, lays it up and gets the foul on the double clutch. FT is good for Lillard

41-33

Claver to the line, hits one of two.

40-33

Under 3 to go in the first half.

39-33

Middleton open underneath, gets the easy bucket to go

40-31

Adebayo downlow stops the Spain scoring run

40-29

Hernangomez downlow off the high low

38-29

Rodriguez with the fade away from the top of the key

35-29

Claver shuffling in the paint to finish downlow.

33-29

Rodriguez to the rack and gets the scoop and score

31-29

Timeout USA with 6:09 to go in the first half.

31-29

Hernangomez gets the tip in off the miss

29-29

Tatum left wide open for three

29-26

Hernangomez on the put back down low

27-26

Rodriguez gets the friendly roll on the three ball

24-26

Easy dunk for Levine off the Rodriguez turnover

24-24

Green drives down the lane and gets the lay up

24-22

Rodriguez knocks down a three ball

21-22

Levine opens up the second quarter with a three ball

21-19

Ricky Rubio scored 13 points in that first quarter

21-19

The first quarter comes to a close with Spain leading Team USA by two.

21-19

Llull with a jumper from the baseline

19-19

Llull gets the floater off the glass to drop and we are tied up.

17-19

Rubio again, this time in the lane taking contact. Timeout US with 1:54 to go in the first quarter

15-19

Green off the bench and to the rack for a lay up off the glass.

15-17

Rubio takes a stroll down the middle of the lane and gets the finger roll to drop.

13-17

Rubio strings a three from the top of the key

10-17

Durant fouled on the three pointer by Pau Gasol. All three FTs good for KD

10-14

Rubio to the line, and hits two of two.

8-14

KD pulls up from a step inside the arc

8-12

Durant with a slash to the bucket and jam. He has announced his presence in this game

8-10

Quick inbound from Rubio to find Claver for the easy bucket down low

6-10

Booker hits the baseline jumper from outside the lane

6-8

Holiday to the line where he hits one of two.

6-7

Rubio gets the offensive rebound and put back down low

4-7

Claver down the lane for the slam off the Gasol feed

2-7

Lillard drains a triple try

2-4

Holiday agian this time on the pull up

2-2

Rubio gets to the basket and finishes with the scoop and score

0-2

Holiday with the opening bucket of the game.

0-0

We are underway in the quarterfinal, USA gets the tip.

This could be Pau Gasol's last game witht he Spanish national team, as he has announced he will be hanging the sneakers up in international play.

The national anthems are sounding around the Saitama Super Arena, we are just moments away from tip off from Tokyo.

Slovenia cruise into semis

Slovenia beat Germany in the opening match of quarterfinals. Luka Doncic took a back seat to Zoran Dragic who scored 27 points in the 94-70 win. They now await the winner of Italy vs. France which will tip off shortly after the USA vs Spain game.

Tatum 10th in ppg at Tokyo 2020

 

Jayson Tatum is the leading scorer for Team USA, scoring 16.7 points a game. Ricky Rubio is Spain's top scorer averaging 21.7 points a game over the first three games.

Second meeting in a matter of weeks

These two teams played each other in the day leading up to the start of the Olympic games. Team USA won the exhibition match 83-76, as Damian Lillard led the way scoring 19 points.

One-sided rivalry

Spain has beaten the United States just twice in major international competitions. The first time was in 1982, the second came 20 years later. They are still looking for their first win over the US in Olympic play

KD makes history

Kevin Durant broke the Olympic World record for most points scored in the history of men's basketball. His 23 point effort on Saturday lifted him over Carmelo Anthony and he now sits at 354 career points in the Olymics games.

We are just about an hour from tip off in one of the biggest events of Tokyo 2020's Day 11.

A History of dominance

Team USA continue thier bid for a fourth straight gold medal in men's basketball. The US has won gold a grand total of 15 times in 18 previous Olympic appearances. The last time they failed to win gold was in 2004

Hello everyone and welcome to Saitama Super Arena for the quarterfinal matchup between Team USA and Spain. AS English will keep you up to date with live coverage, stats, scores and highlights of one of the highlight events of Day 11 from Tokyo.

The US team has silenced some of the critics that were quick to pounce after an opening round loss to France. Since then the Americans have course corrected with wins over Iran and Czech Republic. Saturday’s win over the Czech’s secured their spot in the quarters, and set up contest between the number one ranked team in the world and the number two team in the world. Jayson Tatum led the way for USA with 27 points, while Kevin Durant dropped 23 in the 119-84 win.

Spain came into the tournament with a heavily experienced side, and was one of the top teams nodded by the oddsmakers to test Team USA in the Olympics. After winning their first games against Japan and then Argentina, they dropped their last group game against Slovenia 97-85.

Spain have only defeated Team USA twice on the major international stage, but Spain knows this team can be beaten. They saw it happen just over a week ago, and they will be hoping for some of the same tonight as they attempt to end the US’s bid for a four-peat.

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