U.S. men’s basketball routs Iran in bounce-back performance — Daily Breeze

By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer SAITAMA, Japan — The U.S. basketball team got back to winning – and winning easily. Damian Lillard scored 21 points and the Americans rebounded from an opening loss with their first victory of these Olympics, overwhelming Iran, 120-66, on Wednesday (Tuesday night PT). Devin Booker scored 16 points and…

U.S. men’s basketball routs Iran in bounce-back performance — Daily Breeze

Report: Team USA players grumbling about ‘San Antonio offense’ — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

The United States men’s basketball team losing to France caused plenty of angst.

Report: Team USA players grumbling about ‘San Antonio offense’ — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

France snaps Team USA men’s basketball 25-game Olympic win streak — Pasadena Star News

TOKYO >> Apparently what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas. France knocked off Team USA 83-76 in the teams’ men’s basketball Group A opener at the Saitama Super Arena Sunday night, ending the Americans’ 25-game Olympic winning streak that dated back to the 2004 Games in Athens. 694 more words

France snaps Team USA men’s basketball 25-game Olympic win streak — Pasadena Star News

Katie Lou Samuelson tests positive for COVID-19, is out of Olympics — Press Telegram

By DOUG FEINBERG LAS VEGAS (AP) — Katie Lou Samuelson is out of 3-on-3 basketball at the Olympics after contracting COVID-19 while training in Las Vegas. “I will not be able to go and compete in Tokyo,” Samuelson said in a statement. “Competing in the Olympics has been a dream of mine since I was…

Katie Lou Samuelson tests positive for COVID-19, is out of Olympics — Press Telegram

Report: Keldon Johnson and JaVale McGee added to Team USA for Tokyo Olympics — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Bradley Beal and Kevin Love won’t play for Team USA in the Tokyo Olympics.

Report: Keldon Johnson and JaVale McGee added to Team USA for Tokyo Olympics — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Bradley Beal out of Olympics for health and safety reasons — Lowell Sun

By BRIAN MAHONEY Bradley Beal will miss the Olympics after being placed into health and safety protocols and the U.S. men’s basketball team said it will replace him on its roster at a later date. The Americans also announced Thursday that forward Jerami Grant has also been played in health and safety protocols “out of…

Bradley Beal out of Olympics for health and safety reasons — Lowell Sun

Jayson Tatum out for game against Argentina, day-to-day with sore knee — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

He came off the bench and shot 4-of-12 against Australia.

Jayson Tatum out for game against Argentina, day-to-day with sore knee — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports