KSL OLYMPICS

US, 3 Unbeaten Teams Set For Olympic Men’s Basketball Semis

Aug 4, 2021, 10:39 AM
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Zachary Lavine #5, Jrue Holiday #12, Bam Adebayo #13, Kevin Durant #7, Damian Lillard #6 and Head Coach Gregg Popovich of Team United States of America look on in disbelief during their game against France in Men's Preliminary Round Group B action on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 25, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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.

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.

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.

The winners meet Saturday for gold.

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