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Team USA bounces back from France loss, blows out Iran 120 – 66 in Tokyo Olympics

The US men’s Olympic basketball team bounced back from their upset loss to France on Sunday in a big way with a 120 – 66 obliteration of Iran early Wednesday morning.

Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard led all scorers with 21 points and 5 assists, while Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker added 16 points and 4 boards. On the Boston Celtics side of things, All-Star forward Jayson Tatum put up 14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, a block, and a steal while shooting 5-of-11 from the floor, 2-of-7 from beyond the arc, and a perfect 2-of-2 from the free-throw line in 17 minutes of play off the bench.

“We played good defense for a long period of time, shared the ball throughout the game very, very, well, against a very hard-working Iranian team,” said USA coach Gregg Popovich to the media after the win.

Now at 1-1 and alone in second place in Group A, USA next faces the Czech Republic (and potential Celtics trade target Tomas Satoransky) at 8 am ET on Saturday, July 31.

This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire. Follow us on Facebook!


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