Credit: FIBA
Credit FIBA

The USA (1-1) took the first step to redemption after their loss to France by handing Iran (0-2) their second loss of the Tokyo Olympics 120-66 (28-12, 32-18, 22-13, 38-23).

Player of the Game
Zach  LaVine
EFF
23
Zach LaVine
Points 13
Accuracy 3-5
Rebounds 4
Assists 8

The Americans lit Iran up from long range, making 19 of 39 (49%) from three. They also converted 23 of 37 (62%) from inside the line and made 17 free throws. The USA dished out 34 assists, compared to Iran's 17. All 24 players stepped on the floor for both teams.

Mohammad Jamshidijafarabadi's 3-pointer gave Iran their only lead at the start of the game (5-7). However, Damian Lillard made three 3-pointers, Kevin Durant added two of his own, and the Americans pulled away 28-12 to end the quarter.

They continued their offensive onslaught in the second period while also defending well. After two back-to-back treys from Zach LaVine, Team USA pulled away by 30 in the middle of the quarter (47-17).

Iran were never able to recover and proceeded to get dismantled in the second half. USA's advantage increased to 43 after a Khris Middleton 3-pointer with 4:26 remaining in the third (77-34).

The lead continued to grow in the final period, and the USA took a 120-66 victory.

The USA: Damian Lillard 21 (5 assists), Devin Booker 16 (5 rebounds, 3 steals), Jayson Tatum 14, Zach LaVine 13 (8 assists), Kevin Durant (5 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks, 2 steals), Khris Middleton 10.

Iran: Hamed Haddadi 15 (6 rebounds), Mohammad Jamshidijafarabadi 14, Navid Rezaeifar 13.

UP NEXT:

The USA will try to build a winning streak on Saturday against the Czech Republic (15:00 EEST).

Iran will attempt to steal a game against France on Saturday (04:00 EEST).

Show comments
Thank you for reporting a comment

Add comment
Nickname:      
  Symbols left:     Total comments: 0

We have the right to remove comments which are offensive, contains abusive language, or violates other rules of the website
JAV rinktinė
Irano rinktinė
55%
42/76
Field goals
37%
25/67
40
Rebounds
38
34
Assists
17
10
Steals
3
10
Blocks
1
16
Fouls
15

Best players

Damian  Lillard
21 PTS
7/15 FG
0/0 FT
Hamed  Haddadi
15 PTS
5/7 FG
4/8 FT
USA
Few players
5 REB
Hamed  Haddadi
6 REB
2 DREB
4 OREB
Zach  LaVine
8 As
0 TO
23 MIN
Iran
Few players
3 As
Zach  LaVine
23 EFF
100% 2P%
50% 3P%
Hamed  Haddadi
11 EFF
67% 2P%
100% 3P%