USA National Basketball Team lost its second game

The USA National Men’s Basketball Team was defeated in its second friendly match before the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

The USA National Men’s Basketball Team was defeated in its second friendly match before the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Losing its first match against Nigeria 90-87 as part of the Olympic preparations, the USA National Team hosted Australia in the match played in Las Vegas.

Although the host team finished the first half ahead 46-37, Australia managed to win the fight 91-83.

In the last 4 minutes and 34 seconds of the match, the USA, who could not record the field hit, was protested by its supporters.

Patty Mills contributed 22 points, Joe Ingles 17, Matisse Thybulle 12 and Chris Goulding 11 points in Australia.

Damian Lillard’s 22 points, Kevin Durant’s 17 points, Bradley Beal’s 12 points could not prevent the defeat of the USA.

The USA National Team, which has lost two games in a row for the third time since 1992, when the American Basketball League (NBA) players started to play, lost two consecutive losses in the 2002 FIBA ​​World Championship, where they finished in 6th place, and in the 2019 FIBA ​​World Cup, where they were 7th. lived.

In the games to be held in Tokyo, the capital of Japan, on July 23-August 8, the USA National Team, which will compete with its staff consisting entirely of NBA players under the direction of head coach Gregg Popovich, won a gold medal in the last three Olympics.

The USA National Men’s Basketball Team has won 18 medals, including 15 gold, 2 bronze and one silver in Olympic history.

July 13, 2021 admin

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