(Tokyo Olympics) U.S. men's basketball team beats Iran with 54 points to win first in Asia

  China News Service, Tokyo, July 28 (Reporter Wang Zumin) In an event with a huge difference in strength, the US men’s basketball team won 120:66 against the Iranian team, which qualified for the Tokyo Olympics as the number one in Asia, and won the first place in this Olympics. Win.

  In the first game of the group stage three days ago, the American men's basketball team lost to the French team 76:83. This is also the first defeat of the international basketball "dream team" in the Olympics in the past 17 years.

The last time the US team lost at the Olympics was in the 2004 Athens Olympics. They lost to Argentina in the semifinals, ending their previous three consecutive Olympic championships.

  In the subsequent three Olympics, the US team once again achieved three consecutive championships.

But during the warm-up period before the Olympics, the once-in-a-lifetime world hegemon lost a streak to Nigeria and Australia, and the "dream team" was once reduced to a laughing stock.

  This time, they encountered the "soft persimmon" Iranian team in the second round of the group stage. The American team, anxious to "save their face", brought a "bloodbath" under the strong desire to win. The American team scored 16 in the first quarter. The lead in points (28:12), the half-time score doubled (60:30) than the opponent, and at the end of the third quarter, the game was brought into garbage time with 82:43.

  In this campaign, 6 Americans scored in double figures. Lillard, who was selected to the NBA All-Star team 6 times, scored a game-high 21 points and 5 assists.

Booker had 16 points and 4 rebounds, Durant had 10 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.

  For the Iranian team, Haddadi, a veteran of the CBA Sichuan team, is still the soul of the team. He scored a team-high 14 points and 7 rebounds.

After suffering a two-game losing streak, the Iranian team is currently at the bottom of the group.

  On July 31st, the United States and Iran will face the Czech and French teams in the final group match respectively. It is a foregone conclusion that the Iranian team will stop the group match.

  As the three Asian teams, China, South Korea and the Philippines failed to win in the Tokyo Olympic Men’s Basketball Qualifying Tournament, only two Asian men’s basketball teams participated in the Olympic Games, one is the host of Japan. The other team is the Iranian team, which ranked first among Asian teams in the World Cup held in China in 2019.

  The host Japanese team has only participated in one game and lost to the Spanish men's basketball team 77:88.