The United States team was not aware of the Iranian team. Led by Damien Lillard, the US team used a passionate 120-66 on opponents this Wednesday (28), in a game valid for the second round of the men’s basketball tournament in Tokyo.
The result comes to rescue the stars of the “Dream Team” from defeat in the first round. The United States was defeated by France, which enforced the Americans’ first defeat at the Olympics since Athens-2004.
The highlight of the match was Portland Trail Blazers guard Damien Lillard. He was the top scorer with 21 points, all three coming from shots. He got 7 out of 13 attempts from afar.
Iran has handed over its chips to veteran Hameed Haddadi, who is in his second Olympiad and has already played in the NBA. There were four seasons on the Memphis Grizzlies. That night, 15 of Iran’s 66 points in the game came from him.
Another highlight of the match was Brazilian Andrea Silva. It was the first time in the history of the Olympic Games that a female referee took part in a men’s basketball match.
The United States’ next commitment for the Olympic tournament is against the Czech Republic on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. (GMT).