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2020 Olympics: USA crushes Iran in group play, 120-66, thanks to Damian Lillard’s 21 points

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A win on Saturday against Czech Republic will give them a definite spot in the medal round.

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This was a much better outcome for the United States men’s national team as they blew out Iran 120-66. They currently are atop of Group A at 1-1.

When looking back at their opening game against France, you would think this USA team was totally different. After going 10-32 from three-point range playing France, the USA team shot 19 of 39 from beyond the arc. Of those 19 makes, seven were from Damian Lillard who finished with 21 points, 18 of which came in the first half, and five assists.

Four more players scored in double figures for Team USA as the entire 12-man roster scored against Iran as a whole. Devin Booker finished with 16 points and five rebounds, Jayson Tatum had 14 and Zach LaVine put up 13 points. Kevin Durant scored 10 points of his own and is own a few points away from being the all-time leading scorer in USA men’s basketball history. We’re sure he’ll complete that in the next game.

Team USA will play the Czech Republic on Saturday at 8 a.m. ET airing on Peacock. A win in this game can secure a berth in the medal round.