USA put on a show at the Saitama Super Arena as they beat Iran by 120 points to 66 to get their Tokyo 2020 campaign underway after a disappointing opener.
NBA stars Kevin Durant and Damian Lillard stood out in a confidence-boosting performance as USA ease past Iran and take a step closer to qualification from Group A.
Lillard, who plays his domestic basketball for NBA side Portland Trail Blazers, scored an impressive 21 points made up of seven three-pointers, only the fourth USA player to do this including teammate Durant.
Tokyo 2020
Basketball W Gold Medal Game - USA v Japan
08/08/2021 AT 02:44

SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Devin Booker #15, Jrue Holiday #12, Damian Lillard #6, Bam Adebayo #13 and Kevin Durant #7 of the USA Men's National Team against Team Iran during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on July 28, 2021 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Ja

Image credit: Eurosport

USA lost their opening game 83-76 to France on Sunday in a shock result, but are back on track after this morning’s important performance.
They’re next in action on Saturday when they take on Czech Republic, who take on France later this morning.
Watch every unmissable moment live from Tokyo 2020 across Eurosport, Eurosport app and discovery+. Download the Eurosport app for iOS and Android now.
Tokyo 2020
‘They faced adversity!’ – Durant leads USA to gold against France
07/08/2021 AT 07:30
Tokyo 2020
Durant-inspired USA make it four basketball golds in a row with revenge victory over France
07/08/2021 AT 05:01