NBA stars do it again, win third consecutive Olympic gold for US

FRENCH PRESS AGENCY - AFP
RIO DE JANEIRO
Published 22.08.2016 00:09
Kevin Durant of the USA celebrates after winning the men's Basketball gold medal game between Serbia and the USA at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (EPA Photo)
Kevin Durant of the USA celebrates after winning the men's Basketball gold medal game between Serbia and the USA at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (EPA Photo)

Completing a third consecutive unbeaten run to Olympic gold, the United States captured a sixth Games title in seven tries with NBA talent by routing Serbia 96-66 in Sunday's final.

Kevin Durant scored 30 points while DeMarcus Cousins added 13 points and 15 rebounds as the US squad cruised to a 15th overall men's basketball gold medal in the last event of the Rio Games.

The Americans stretched their Olympic win streak to 25 games and overall decade-long win streak to 76 while US forward Carmelo Anthony became the first man to win three Olympic basketball gold medals.

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