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Former Longhorn Kevin Durant Becomes Team USA’s All-Time Leading Olympic Scorer

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Kevin Durant led Team USA into Saturday morning’s preliminary matchup against the Czech Republic. Durant was in full stride when the team desperately needed it. 

Durant is — if not one of — the most important players and leaders on the court for this team and it showed en route to a resounding 119-84 victory over the Czechs for the second win in Tokyo for the United States. 

The former Longhorn’s performance of 23 points, nine rebounds, and six assists was the spark that burst the Americans out of the gate in the second half. After leading by four going into intermission, the team proceeded to score 72 in the final two quarters in a dominant display, including a team-high 27 points off the bench for Jayson Tatum.

It was the world-class skill of Durant that got them there, as he became Team U.S.A’s all-time leading Olympic scorer with 354 career points scored in his third appearance at the games. He passes Carmelo Anthony’s previous mark of 336 points, which he set back in 2016.

Here’s the shot that gave Durant the scoring record.

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