TEHRAN – Iran basketball team were overpowered by the U.S. 120-66 in Pool A of the 2020 Olympic Games on Wednesday.
It was Iran’s second defeat in the Games after the Persians started the campaign with an 84-78 loss against Czech Republic.
Next up for Mehran Shahitab’s team is a matchup against France on Saturday, while the U.S. faces Czech Republic.
Damian Lillard led the U.S. with 21 points and Hamed Haddadi scored 14 points for Iran.
Iran, down 0-2, need to defeat France and hope for favorable results elsewhere to progress.
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