The Wall Street Journal: No surprise: U.S. men romp to Olympic basketball gold

RIO DE JANEIRO — Team USA did not want any surprises in Olympic men’s basketball, because the only surprise in Olympic men’s basketball would have been Team USA not winning gold.

The last medal event of these Olympics went the way nearly everyone expected as Team USA reminded the world there is one global basketball superpower in a 96-66 rout of Serbia for the Americans’ third straight gold medal. Spain beat Australia, 89-88, earlier Sunday for bronze.

They still won the gold medal because they had Kevin Durant. His summer that started by signing with the Golden State Warriors ended with Durant showing why that should terrify the rest of the NBA.

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