Men’s Basketball Gold Wraps Up Banner Team USA Showing
They made it look easy. After a shaky first few minutes, Kevin Durant took over and the hoopsters stomped Serbia, 96-66, to claim America’s third consecutive Olympic gold yesterday, with Coach Mike Krzyzewski finishing his 76-0 national team run. Team USA as a whole was just as dominant, wrapping up with 46 golds among 121 medals — far outpacing Britain’s 27 golds and China’s total of 70. Rio staged a boisterous party of a closing ceremony, handing the torch to Tokyo, which will host the Games in 2020.