Olympics

Durant looks to lead star-studded U.S. men’s basketball team to gold against Serbia in Rio Olympics

AP

Heading into the Olympics, now-Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant has been the talk of the basketball world.

On Sunday, he will keep people talking as Team USA goes for its seventh men’s basketball gold medal in eight Olympics.

With a star-studded roster and Mike Krzyzewski at the helm, the United States has breezed through the competition — albeit with some bumps in the road — to reach the finals against Serbia.

The Serbs lost to the Americans by only three points in the preliminary round and missed a last-second three-pointer.

Durant was tied for fifth in scoring in Rio with Spain’s Pau Gasol, who both averaged 17.9 points per game, and is the leading three-point shooter (among players with more than three attempts) at .625 (20 of 32).

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