Despite defeat these guys deserve to be called champions. Serbia take silver at the Rio 2016 basketball tournament.
Serbia could not stun the Americans in the gold medal match at the Rio Olympics 2016. The USA men"s basketball team triumphed by 96:66 and claimed the shiny award. It was their 15th gold medal at the Olympic Games, while it was the 3rd consecutive gold for the "Dream Team” at the Olympic tournaments.
On the other side Serbia can be satisfied despite the defeat in the final match. The boys coached by legendary Aleksandar Djordjević had a fantastic tournament and this silver medal is their reward.
As far as the final game is concerned, Serbia managed to resist the mighty USA only in the first quarter. However, then Kevin Durant started making shots from all positions. He scored 24 points only in the first half, while the Americans escaped to a safe distance - 52:29. They are just too good to drop that lead.
Olympic Basketball Tournament Final, Sunday, 21.8.2016:
Serbia - USA 66:96 (15:19, 14:33, 14:27, 23:17)
Nedović 14, Mačvan 11; Durant 30, Cousins 13.