— Spencer Lund (@SpencerTyrel) August 21, 2016
It was a tough battle early in the gold medal game against Serbia on Sunday, but Kevin Durant eventually got hot and helped Team USA create some much-needed separation. During one sequence, Durant drained back-to-back threes, then followed that up with a steal followed by a fast-break dunk. He led the way with 24 points on 5-of-8 shooting from downtown as the U.S. raced to a 52-29 lead at the half. He also had this beautiful blow-by for a monster two-handed jam.
He followed that up with yet another three-pointer that was the result of some gorgeous ball-movement on the part of the Americans, something that hasn’t necessarily been a hallmark of their play in Rio so far but is a welcome occurrence as they try to take home their third consecutive Olympic gold.