U.S. Women’s Basketball Routs Japan for 7th Consecutive Gold

The USA Women’s Basketball Team blasted past Japan 73-45 to win the FIBA U19 World Championship in Hamburg, Germany, for the 7th consecutive time. The Americans won by the same margin for the fourth time in the last five tournaments, and won all four games by 20-plus points.

The United States women’s basketball team soared to new heights, winning their seventh consecutive Olympic gold medal with a 92-51 win over Japan. Allyson Felix, Deanna Nolan and the rest of the U.S. team dominated the competition, shooting an incredible 65 percent from the field while holding their opponents to 32 percent shooting.

The United States women’s basketball team continued its dominance on the podium by defeating Japan in the final to win the Women’s Basketball World Cup. The United States took the lead in the first half 2-1 and never relinquished the lead, as they never allowed the Japanese to get closer than five points the entire game. The United States is now 7-0 in gold medal games in the last seven tournaments and coming off a title in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The win also marks the fourth consecutive World Cup title for the United States men’s team.. Read more about 2008 usa basketball team and let us know what you think.

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7th of August 2021, 11:57 p.m. ET

7th of August 2021, 11:57 p.m. ET

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SAITAMA, Japan (Jiji Press) – The US women’s basketball team maintained its domination at the Olympics on Sunday afternoon, beating Japan 90-75 at Saitama Super Arena to win its seventh straight gold medal.

Their winning streak equals that of the men’s program, which was undefeated from 1936 until 1968.

The women’s team, which includes many W.N.B.A. stars, has now won 55 games in a row in the Olympics. It hasn’t lost a game in this event since the 1992 Barcelona Games.

Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird, both veterans, won their fifth gold medals in the Olympics, setting a new career high for basketball players.

Despite the generational shift, there were plenty of promises that the team’s future would be as bright. The Americans’ game strategy was to get the ball inside to Brittney Griner, and it worked well. She scored 30 points and grabbed five rebounds for the squad, and she rarely missed a shot.

Breanna Stewart scored 14 points and A’ja Wilson, who turned 25 on Sunday, had 19.

In the early stages of the game, Japan, despite being small and outmatched, relied on their outside shooting to keep the score close. The Americans, on the other hand, were much too clinical around the basket and far too difficult on defense. Japan will be content with a silver medal, which will be the country’s best performance in Olympic basketball.

Dawn Staley, the Americans’ coach, earned her first gold medal as a coach after playing on the 2004 squad alongside Bird and Taurasi. She won three gold medals as a player, including one from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, which started the United States’ gold-medal winning run.

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7th of August 2021, 11:52 p.m. ET

7th of August 2021, 11:52 p.m. ET

It’s difficult to see what might bring the United States to a halt at this moment.

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7th of August 2021, 11:49 p.m. ET

7th of August 2021, 11:49 p.m. ET

After scoring 30 points, Brittney Griner has taken a seat.

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7th of August 2021, 11:43 p.m. ET

7th of August 2021, 11:43 p.m. ET

Japan has struggled to get inside throughout the game, and they are beginning to show signs of exhaustion.

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7th of August 2021, 11:37 p.m. ET

7th of August 2021, 11:37 p.m. ET

Breanna Stewart of the U.S. during the second half of the women’s basketball gold medal game between Japan and the United States.

Breanna Stewart of the United States during the second half of the gold medal game between Japan and the United States in women’s basketball. Credit… The New York Times/Hiroko Masuike

SAITAMA, Japan (Jiji Press) – The women’s basketball team of the United States looks to be on its way to a seventh straight Olympic gold medal. With one quarter remaining at Saitama Super Arena, they lead Japan 75-56.

The Americans’ strategy has been simple: get the ball inside to Brittney Griner, who leads the team with 26 points on 12-for-15 shooting. A’ja Wilson has had a great game thus far, scoring 17 points, grabbing six rebounds, and dishing out five assists.

Maki Takada, who has 17 points, is Japan’s leader. Rui Machida, the point guard, has five assists.

From the stands, members of the gold-medal winning American men’s team, including coach Gregg Popovich, can be seen. Japan has the assistance of a few hundred volunteers who are observing from the stands behind one of the baskets, socially separated.

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7th of August 2021, 11:18 p.m. ET

7th of August 2021, 11:18 p.m. ET

Several members of the gold-medal-winning men’s basketball team, as well as Coach Gregg Popovich, are in the audience. On Saturday, the men defeated France 87-82.

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7th of August 2021, 11:10 p.m. ET

7th of August 2021, 11:10 p.m. ET

At half court, CUES the robot went 1-3. He’s off his game, just like Japan.

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7th of August 2021, 11:10 p.m. ET

7th of August 2021, 11:10 p.m. ET

As a huge robot hits a shot from half court, the crowd erupts in applause.

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7th of August, 2021, at 11:05 p.m. ET

7th of August, 2021, at 11:05 p.m. ET

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SAITAMA, Japan (Jiji Press) – In their Olympic gold medal game versus Japan on Sunday morning at Saitama Super Arena, the US women’s basketball team has maintained their outstanding performance through two quarters. As the teams go to the locker rooms for halftime, the Americans are up 50-39.

For the most part, Japan seems to be outmatched. They’re not shooting well from the field and can’t stop the Americans from scoring in the paint. They’ve gone 6 for 15 from 3-point range, which is preventing this from being an absolute blowout.

For the Americans, Brittney Griner has been unstoppable. She has 18 points after making just one of her ten shots. The Americans are shooting 63 percent from the field as a team, while Japan is shooting 39 percent.

At halftime, Nako Motohashi leads Japan with 11 points.

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Saturday, August 7, 2021, 11:00 p.m. ET

Saturday, August 7, 2021, 11:00 p.m. ET

With two minutes remaining in the first half, Japan calls a timeout. They’re down 14 and need to find a solution to prevent things from spiraling out of control. For the United States, Brittney Griner has been almost unstoppable. Take a look at her numbers: 16 points on 8-of-9 shooting, four rebounds, and two blocks.

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10:56 p.m. ET on August 7, 2021

10:56 p.m. ET on August 7, 2021

The United States’ comfortable advantage may be concealing Japan’s tenacity and resolve. They’re playing with a lot of aggression.

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10:50 p.m. ET on August 7, 2021

10:50 p.m. ET on August 7, 2021

The arena, like all of the other sites this month, is devoid of spectators. However, there is a large throng of volunteers in blue uniforms cheering for the Japanese in the area behind one of the baskets.

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10:46 p.m. ET on August 7, 2021

10:46 p.m. ET on August 7, 2021

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On Sunday morning at Saitama Super Arena, the US women’s basketball team got off to a fast start in their gold medal game versus Japan. They’re up 23-14 after one dominant quarter.

Early on, the United States discovered a flow. Five different players scored the team’s first five baskets. At the same time, the Americans used their bulk to their advantage on defense, denying Japan at the rim twice in the first few minutes.

Japan, which has to make jump shots to win, only made four of 18 shots from the field. Their 3-point shooting, on the other hand, is keeping them in the game. To keep the score respectable, they sunk three of them in the last minutes.

The Americans hit 11 for 18 while working the ball inside with remarkable ease. With 10 points, Brittney Griner led the squad.

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10:38 p.m. ET on August 7, 2021

10:38 p.m. ET on August 7, 2021

Midway through the first quarter, Japan takes a timeout with the United States leading 14-5. Japan seems to be outclassed in this situation. Their approach is to shoot from the outside, but they aren’t getting good looks. Meanwhile, the Americans have found their stride. Five different players scored their first five baskets.

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10:31 p.m. ET on August 7, 2021

10:31 p.m. ET on August 7, 2021

And with that, we’re going! At Saitama Super Arena, the starting lineups are as follows.

Maki Takada, Saki Hayashi, Rui Machida, Yuki Miyazawa, Himawari Akaho, Maki Takada, Saki Hayashi, Rui Machida, Yuki Miyazawa, Himawari Akaho, Maki Takada, Saki

Sue Bird, A’ja Wilson, Breanna Stewart, Diana Taurasi, and Brittney Griner represent the United States.

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10:20 p.m. ET on August 7, 2021

10:20 p.m. ET on August 7, 2021

Today is A’ja Wilson’s birthday. She had reached the age of 25. She leads the squad with 16.0 points per game and would welcome a gold medal as a gift.

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10:12 p.m. ET on August 7, 2021

10:12 p.m. ET on August 7, 2021

The Japanese warm up by shooting a lot of 3-pointers and making them.

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10:05 p.m. ET on August 7, 2021

10:05 p.m. ET on August 7, 2021

Diana Taurasi passes the ball during the U.S. game against Serbia.

During the United States’ game against Serbia, Diana Taurasi passes the ball. Credit… The New York Times/Hiroko Masuike

The gold medal basketball game between the United States and Japan will take place at Saitama Super Arena at 11:30 a.m. Tokyo time on Sunday, 13 hours ahead of Eastern time.

WATCH LIVE: The game will air on NBC in the United States on Friday night at 10:30 p.m. Eastern time.

REPLAY: NBC’s Olympics site, Peacock streaming service, and the NBC Sports app are all available to watch the action in the United States.

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9:45 p.m. ET on August 7, 2021

9:45 p.m. ET on August 7, 2021

By rolling past Serbia into the final, the U.S. basketball team earned its 54th consecutive win.

The US basketball team won their 54th straight game by defeating Serbia in the final. Credit… The New York Times/Hiroko Masuike

A victory would prolong the American women’s team’s domination at the Olympics, since the squad hasn’t lost a game since 1992.

The Americans won for the 54th time in a row on Friday, romping over Serbia 79-59. They got the ball inside to Brittney Griner (15 points, 12 rebounds) and Breanna Stewart (12 points, 10 rebounds) for easy baskets against the United States and may do it again against Japan. Through the team’s first five games, Griner has shot 65.1 percent from the field.

The squad was dissatisfied with their 17 turnovers, but they made up for it with their tenacious defense.

Coach Dawn Staley remarked afterward, “It wasn’t as clean and flowing as we would want.” “But at this point in the game, you have to win in a variety of ways, and we found a way to win.”

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9:15 p.m. ET on August 7, 2021

9:15 p.m. ET on August 7, 2021

Sue Bird, wearing a white coat on the left, was a flag-bearer for the United States during the opening ceremony. The other was the baseball player Eddy Alvarez, standing next to Bird carrying the flag.

Sue Bird was a flag-bearer for the United States at the opening ceremony, wearing a white coat on the left. The other was baseball star Eddy Alvarez, who was holding the flag beside Bird. Credit… The New York Times/David Mills

Sue Bird has said that these Olympics will be her last, while Diana Taurasi has hinted at it. The final on Sunday may be the end of the road for two longstanding superstars.

“Baby, it’s the last dance!” After the team’s semifinal victory, Taurasi screamed as she went back to the locker room.

The two are looking for their fifth gold medal, which would be a new career high for an Olympic basketball player with five gold medals.

Breanna Stewart stated last week, “What Sue and Dee have done for USA Basketball is very unique.” “It’s crazy that they’re aiming for five golds in a row.”

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8:20 p.m. ET on August 7, 2021

8:20 p.m. ET on August 7, 2021

The U.S. women’s basketball team before their semifinal against Serbia.

Before their semifinal versus Serbia, the US women’s basketball squad. Credit… The New York Times/Hiroko Masuike

SAITAMA, Japan (Jiji Press) – With a possibly lopsided game between the United States and Japan, the Olympic women’s basketball competition comes to a close late Sunday morning (late Saturday night in the United States).

When the teams played in group play earlier in the competition, the Americans triumphed by a score of 17 to 0. The US is anticipated to be better in every aspect of the game, including skill, speed, size, and strength, to mention a few.

However, unexpected events do occur. The Japanese will have home court advantage (whatever that means in a venue with no paying fans) and will be looking for a major upset to add to their amazing total collection of gold medals.

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8:19 p.m. ET on August 7, 2021

8:19 p.m. ET on August 7, 2021

Yuki Miyazawa, No. 52, has hit 19 3-pointers going into the final game for Japan.

Yuki Miyazawa, No. 52, has made 19 3-pointers for Japan heading into the last game. Credit… Reuters/Sergio Perez

The Japanese will bet on their ability to connect from a long distance. They have the best 3-point shooting percentage of any team, hitting 40.9 percent of the time.

The Americans will have to watch out for two sharpshooters in particular: Yuki Miyazawa has 19 3-pointers and Saki Hayashi has 17. (Kim Mestdagh, who made 10 before Belgium was ousted in the quarterfinals, has the second highest individual total in the competition.) Hayashi shoots 50.0 percent from 3-point range, while Miyazawa shoots 45.2 percent.

In a comfortable 87-71 semifinal win against France, Japan looked fluent on offense. From the point guard position, Rui Machida coordinated the performance, dishing up an eye-popping 18 assists.

The Japanese squad will be limited in terms of experience: It is the team’s first appearance in the basketball medal round.

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