Team USA Men’s Basketball captured its fourth gold medal in a row after defeating France 87-82 behind Kevin Durant’s 29 points.
The US led by as many as 14 late in the third quarter, but France managed to storm back and make it a three-point game with under a minute left. After a few clutch free throws, the US hung on for the win.
The win also tied Kevin Durant with Carmelo Anthony as the most decorated Olympians in Men’s Basketball. Also, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday became the third set of teammates to win both the NBA championship and Olympic gold in the same year. The other two teammates to accomplish such a feat were Michael Jordan & Scottie Pippen and LeBron James & Kyrie Irving.