The U.S. men's basketball team narrowly defeats Serbia


For the second straight game, the U.S. men's basketball was tested to the final minute. With 3.1 seconds left, Serbia's Bogdan Bogdanovic had a wide open look to win the game but missed the shot giving the U.S. a 94-91 win.

The U.S. got off to a decent start leading by 12 points after the first quarter and even led by 9 heading into the final quarter. Serbia eventually made it a one possession game and even outscored the U.S. 29-22 in the fourth quarter.

Serbia took advantage of the United States' poor defense all game, shooting 51 percent from the floor in their loss. The U.S. shot a lesser 49 percent in the win.

No one stood out offensively for the U.S. but six players were in double figures with Kyrie Irving scoring a team-high 15 points.

The U.S. improved to 4-0 in Rio and are assured a spot in the quarterfinals. Its final game of group play will be this Sunday against France.

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