Durant leads Team USA to victory in Olympic opener
July 29, 2012
LONDON -- Former University of Texas standout Kevin Durant posted game highs of 22 points and nine rebounds to lead Team USA to a 98-71 victory against France in the opening game of the 2012 Olympics on Sunday afternoon. Durant converted 6-of-13 field goals, including 3-of-5 from three-point range, and 7-of-7 free throws while adding two assists, two blocked shots and two steals in 28 minutes of action.
The Americans return to the court against Tunisia at 4:15 p.m. Central on Tuesday, July 31 and then face Nigeria at 4:15 p.m. Central on Thursday, Aug. 2. Team USA meets Lithuania at 8:30 a.m. Central on Saturday, Aug. 4 before concluding preliminary round play against Argentina at 4:15 p.m. Central on Monday, Aug. 6.
The top four teams from each Olympic preliminary round group will advance to the Aug. 8 quarterfinals, with the winners playing in the semifinals on Aug. 10 and the medal games on Aug. 12.
2012 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Result
2012 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Upcoming Schedule
Preliminary Round Pool A Schedule (all games played at Olympic Park, Basketball Arena)
Thursday, Aug. 2
Saturday, Aug. 4
Monday, Aug. 6
Medal Round Schedule (all games played at North Greenwich Arena)
Friday, Aug. 10
Sunday, Aug. 12