Sports: USA basketball team achieved a deserved victory over its Australian counterpart in the semi-finals of the basketball competitions at the Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020, with a score of 97-78.
The Australian team finished the first period with a score of 18-24 but did not manage to maintain its lead, especially at the end of the third period, which ended with the lead of the United States with a score of 74-55.
The U.S. overcomes a 15-point deficit to advance to the gold medal game for the 4th straight Olympics, where they will face the winner of Slovenia-France.
The comeback was sparked by a 20-0 run that spanned the 2nd and 3rd quarters, with Kevin Durant scoring 10 of those points. pic.twitter.com/2OYR10qicD
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This comes due to the failure of the Australian team to score only 10 points, compared to 32 points in favor of the US team.
While the number of points in the fourth period was tied between the two teams 23-23, and the match ended with the victory of the American team, 78-97.
The US national team qualifies for the basketball final in the Tokyo Olympics, men, and is waiting for the winner of the other semi-finals between France and Slovenia
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The emotion. We are back to defend gold.
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