U.S. takes on fellow unbeaten Australia at Olympics
Ponca City Now - August 10, 2016 10:23 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – The U.S. men's basketball team continues pool play at the Olympics in Rio today.
The Americans square off against unbeaten Australia. The Aussies, featuring five NBA players, four of them league champions, improved to 2-0 on Monday with an impressive 95-80 win over Serbia. The U.S. comes into the game at 2-0 after a 113-69 rout of Venezuela on Monday night. The U.S. started slow but then cruised to the win with former Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant scoring 16 points. He says the Americans know that even with a great team that "Everything's not going to be easy."
Australia has never won an Olympic medal in men's basketball, but coach Mike Krzyzewski says he knows the team from Down Under will be up for the Americans and won't feel like they can't beat the U.S.