US, 3 Unbeaten Teams Set For Olympic Men’s Basketball Semis
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — U.S. guard Zach LaVine says if the Americans do what they are supposed to, he doesn’t think anyone can beat them.
Australia and France already have this summer.
Les gars ont laissé leurs tripes sur le parquet. #TeamFranceBasket #ITAFRA #Tokyo2020 #Basketball pic.twitter.com/PPFw3HIHs6
— Equipes de France de Basket (@FRABasketball) August 3, 2021
And Slovenia has beaten everyone its ever played with Luka Doncic in the lineup.
So the Olympic men’s semifinals might be as wide open as any time during the Americans’ run of three straight titles.
🇺🇸 #USABMNT will take on 🇦🇺 Australia in the #Tokyo2020 semifinals on Thursday (12:15 AM ET, Peacock)! pic.twitter.com/ZHVzoBLHku
— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) August 3, 2021
The U.S. is the only team left that has won gold, but the other three teams believe this is their time.
The U.S. plays Australia on Thursday, and France plays Slovenia.
4️⃣/4️⃣ for the Boomers!! A HUGE second half securing their 38 point win over Argentina!
Bring on the Semi Final against Team USA on Thursday afternoon!!#tokyo2020 #Basketball pic.twitter.com/i509jLlYGF
— Basketball Australia (@BasketballAus) August 3, 2021
The winners meet Saturday for gold.