A hard-fought 87-82 victory over France sealed a fourth consecutive gold medal for Team USA.
Kevin Durant led the way with a game-high 29 points as he joins Carmelo Anthony as the only Team USA players to win three Olympic gold medals. En route to the victory, he also surpassed the 100-point mark at the Tokyo Olympics, doing so for a Team USA record third time.
TAKEAWAYS: Team USA survive France to win gold at Tokyo
For France, Rudy Gobert and Evan Fournier were the top scorers with 16 points apiece.
The competitive gold medal game had NBA players - former and current - reacting on Twitter.
CONGRATULATIONS MEN!!! @usabasketball 🥇- LeBron James (@KingJames) August 7, 2021
Gold medal for my man @JaValeMcGee !!!- andre (@andre) August 7, 2021
USA 🇺🇸- Caron Butler (@realtuffjuice) August 7, 2021
Congrats @Bam1of1 & the entire team.
Hell Yeah!!! Shoutout to Team USA Men's Basketball team for bringing home that Gold Medal! In Kevin Durant we TRUST. Jrue Holiday with an impressive run over the last 4 months winning a NBA Championship and a Gold Medal!!! 🥇🥇🥇- Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) August 7, 2021
🐐 🐐 🐐 https://t.co/1yY0dwdZiv- Joe Tsai (@joetsai1999) August 7, 2021
It really doesn't make sense how good KD is at basketball..- 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) August 7, 2021
Gold🙏🏾🙏🏾- Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) August 7, 2021
Congratulations @jaytatum0 💪🏻 and all of @usabasketball also to @EvanFourmizz and G Yabusele for an outstanding Olympic performance- Danny Ainge (@danielrainge) August 7, 2021
Congratulations @usabasketball on winning Gold Medal.- José Manuel Calderón (@JmCalderon) August 7, 2021
🥇🇺🇸 , great tournament!
Congrats to @FRABasketball as well for the way you compete during this games.
This family goes for gold. Congratulations @jaytatum0 and @bam1of1 for lifting USA Basketball to Olympic Gold against the world's greatest competitors. #JUMPMAN pic.twitter.com/P0vdekIuWn- Jordan (@Jumpman23) August 7, 2021
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