The United States have won the gold medal in the 2016 Olympics, beating Serbia 96-66. Kevin Durant scored 30 points to lead the United States against Serbia.
The United States have won gold in three straight Olympics since winning bronze in 2004, which led to a massive overhaul of the program under Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski.
After some close games in the group stage, the United States comfortably beat Argentina, narrowly got past Spain in the semifinals before putting the championship game out of reach early in the third quarter. Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated points out that while the 2016 team went 8-0, their point differential was +182 compared to +257 in 2012 and +223 in 2008.