the 2000 us the men’s olympic basketball team did what it was sent to do: it won the olympic gold medal. what was not expected were several close contests that kept the games suspenseful for us. team members and basketball fans around the world for the first time since the 1988 Olympics.
final classifications of the 2000 olympic games
for the 12th time in 14 olympics, the u.s. men’s olympic team won gold, and in the process increased its overall olympic win-loss record to an astonishing 109-2, including a streak Current win rate of 25 wins in a row.
united states open game on sept. 17 and behind Ray Allen’s 21 points posted an impressive 119-72 victory over China. using a balanced attack the u.s. He handed 1999 European champions Italy a 93-61 setback. receiving 14 points from gary payton, even though lithuania never let the us. uu. break up, usa recorded a nine-point victory, 85-76, the narrowest margin since NBA players began competing in 1992. New Zealand, making its first men’s basketball Olympic appearance, was beaten 102-56 when Vince Carter and Allan Houston scored 18 and 17 points respectively. Closing out the preliminary game against France, counting on 20 points and 11 rebounds from Antonio McDyess and 19 points and 11 rebounds from Kevin Garnett, the United States secured a 12-point, 106-94 victory.
facing russia in the quarterfinals, usa. He led by five at halftime and recorded an 85-70 win as Jason Kidd had 10 points, eight assists and seven rebounds while Garnett added 16 points and 11 rebounds. . Facing Lithuania again, this time in the semifinals, the u.s. He was forced to recover in the final 90 seconds of the game and only after Lithuania’s desperate three-pointer fell short as time ran out, USA. uu. claim a tight 85-83 victory. carter toured the usa uu. scoring attack with 18 points, luto had 16 and garnett finished with 12 points, 14 rebounds.
fifteen days after the opening of the olympic games, the united states faced france for the gold medal. The Americans, behind 13 points from Allen and Carter, led the entire game and, despite opening up a 14-point lead early, were unable to get France out. france recovered to four, 76-72 with 4:26 to play, before the usa. uu. once again he asserted himself and walked away for the 85-75 victory.
the united states crusade for the gold medal was a team effort. offensively, the us he averaged 95.0 points per game and the 12 players scored between 14.8 and 5.5 points per game. carter led the us uu. in scoring and was third overall in the Olympic Games averaging 14.8 points per game, while Garnett added 10.8 points per game. and an Olympic competition leading 9.1 rebounds. Luto added 10.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and an Olympic-record 2.3 blocked shots per game and Allen finished averaging 9.8 ppg. kidd led the usa uu. And he ranked fourth in the Olympics in assists with an average of 4.4 per game, and two-time Olympian Payton added 3.4 apg. to rank eighth among all players.
2000 us. men’s olympic team roster
2000 us. U.S. accumulated statistics of the men’s Olympic team