USA returns to winning ways with Iranian victory.

Written by on July 29, 2021

The USA’s men’s basketball team bounced back from their shock opening-game defeat with a comfortable 120-66 victory over Iran.

The Americans saw their 25-game Olympic winning streak ended by France on Sunday, but never looked in danger of suffering back To Back loss

Damian Lillard top-scored with 21 points, while Devin Booker added 16 points and five rebounds.

In total the team sunk 19 three-pointers, with six players ending the match in double figures.

The Americans, who have won gold at the past three Games, can secure their place in the knockout stages with a win against the Czech Republic in their final Group A game on Saturday.

In Group B, Germany also recovered from an opening-game defeat, beating Nigeria 99-92.

Johannes Voigtmann top-scored with 19 points for Germany, who were beaten by Italy in their opener on Sunday.

In Group B’s other match, Jock Landale scored 18 points and seven rebounds to help Australia edge Italy 86-83 and secure their second win of the competition.

Meanwhile the Nigerian Female Basketball Team D’tigress will try France for their first win at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Credit: BBC

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