A few days ago, the US national team suffered their first defeat in an Olympic tournament since 2004. In the starting game, she was traditionally ranked as a favorite. And I must say that before the big break, the “Stars and Stripes” confirmed this status with a score on the scoreboard – 45:37. In the third quarter, the French fought a dream team (25:11). At the end of the match, Vincent Collet’s wards finished off the demoralized opponent (21:10). The main star of the Americans, Kevin Durant, scored ten points. The hosts are at the bottom of the first quartet standings!
By the second round, the Iranians are in the standings higher than the Americans due to the best difference between scored and missed points. In the starting game, the Iranian national team met with the Czech national team and lost with a score of 78:84. Czech basketball players controlled the course of the game until the last quarter (67:46). In the final stretch, the Europeans relaxed and allowed the opponent to reduce the handicap. The most productive player of the entire match was the Iranian basketball player Behnan Yakhchali (23 points).