the united states women’s basketball team closed out the tokyo olympics the same way it did in the previous six olympic games: with the gold medal in hand.
the usa team. uu. posted a 90-75 victory over Japan on Saturday night, capturing their 55th consecutive Olympic victory and their seventh consecutive gold medal. The Americans dominated Japan with an interior attack led by the forward of Brittney Griner (women’s gold-medal record 30 points on 14-of-18 shooting) and A’ja Wilson (19 points, seven rebounds, five assists, five plugs).
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The end of this year’s tournament also likely marks the end of a spectacular streak for Team USA Legends. uu. sue bird and diana taurasi. The dynamic duo will leave Tokyo with their fifth gold medal, making them the most decorated players in US basketball history.
“It’s 20 years of sacrifice, of putting everything aside and just wanting to win,” Taurasi said during his postgame interview on NBC. “It’s never easy to play in this team, the pressure, but this group found a way to win. And I’m happy that this group was able to enjoy it.”
“When you’re a part of usa basketball, you’re a whole family. everyone’s a teammate,” bird added. “I think this one, it’s seven in a row. It’s not just about us. It’s about all the players that have set the stage or are on it right now.”
“It’s not just about us. It’s about all the players who have set the stage or are on it right now.” sue bird and diana taurasi after winning the seventh consecutive olympic gold medal for women’s @usabasketball. #tokyoolympics #olympicherstory pic.twitter.com/uxq3gmbzur
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live updates between us. uu. and japan highlights from the 2021 olympic gold medal game
(all eastern times)
end: usa 90, japan 75
23:55 — it’s over. seven consecutive gold medals for the united states team. amazing.
is gold & it’s #olympicherstory! 🇺🇸🥇 Seven consecutive Olympic gold medals! #tokyo2020 #basketball pic.twitter.com/hkt6bevea9
11:50 p.m. — no late drama here. team usa uu. has taken the starters off the pitch. Americans can taste gold.
11:45 p.m. — so yeah, this looks pretty good.
. @dawnstaley’s resume is 🔥 pic.twitter.com/xkljevtqxf
11:40 p.m. — food. the. publish.
‘@brittneygriner continues to shine tonight! #tokyoolympics x @teamusa 📺 nbc 💻 https://t.co/1mh4ta9mxl 📱 nbc sports app pic.twitter.com/keizeycjxw
third quarter end: usa 75, japan 56
11:35 p.m. — With only 10 minutes left in this game, Team USA. uu. is in firm control. japan has no answer for brittney griner or a’ja wilson.
10 minutes, folks. 10 minutes to 🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇 finish 3q | 🇺🇸 75 🇯🇵 56#tokyo2020 #basketball pic.twitter.com/6dnejsjgpj
11:30 p.m. — japan is in the danger zone. team usa has increased its lead to 21 points with two and a half minutes remaining in the third quarter. megan rapinoe is enjoying the show.
* @mpinoe liked that *@s10bird drains it! #tokyoolympics x @teamusa x @uswnt x @usabasketball 📺 nbc 💻 https://t.co/1mh4ta9mxl 📱 nbc sports app pic.twitter.com/egl8yibtij
11:20 p.m. — a’ja wilson is cooking all the defenders that japan puts in front of her. She has 14 points, four rebounds, three assists and three blocks at the beginning of the third quarter.
half time: usa 50, japan 39
23:05 — himawari akaho hits the 3-pointer on japan’s final possession of the first half, but the united states team leads by 11 points heading into the locker room. Brittney Griner has been unstoppable thus far, scoring 18 points on 9-of-10 shooting from the field.
11p. m. — check out a’ja wilson’s footwork in the post. beautiful.
‘@_ajawilson22 is here and taking notes. #tokyoolympics x @teamusa 📺 nbc 💻 https://t.co/1mh4ta9mxl 📱 nbc sports app pic.twitter.com/pocjqhzes9
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22:55 — the usa team. uu. has a small size advantage in paint.
block [email protected] with another epic block.#seehershine | #olympicherstory pic.twitter.com/nkaoxbu3bf
10:50 p.m. — japan took a heavy hit from team usa. uu. in the first quarter, but he’s still hanging around. nako motohashi’s triple reduces the handicap to seven.
end of first quarter: usa 23, japan 14
22:45 — Jewell Loyd hits the buzzer to give Team USA a nine-point lead.
jewell loyd connects the three and the advantage is nine at the end of the first quarter! #tokyoolympics x @teamusa 📺 nbc 💻 https://t.co/1mh4ta9mxl 📱 nbc sports app pic.twitter.com/otwdlzkgjf
10:40 p.m. — good luck trying to shoot brittney griner.
block, shoot, score. 6’9″ @brittneygriner is a force to be reckoned with. #tokyoolympics x @teamusa 📺 nbc 💻 https://t.co/1mh4ta9mxl 📱 nbc sports app pic.twitter.com/nsbwnmagrl
22:35 — the usa team. uu. he’s not playing. the Americans begin the gold medal game on a 10-2 winning streak.
swish, [email protected] does it. #tokyoolympics x @teamusa 📺 nbc 💻 https://t.co/1mh4ta9mxl 📱 nbc sports app pic.twitter.com/oigjydr6dw
10:30 p.m. — the starters of each team…
- USA: Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Breanna Stewart, A’ja Wilson, Brittney Griner
- Japan: Rui Machida, Himawari Akaho, Saki Hayashi, Moeko Nagaoka, Maki Takada
what time does it start today ee. uu. vs. japan?
- date: Saturday, Aug. 7
- time: 10:30 p.m. and | 7:30 pm. pt
The 2021 Olympic women’s basketball gold medal game between the United States and Japan is scheduled to kick off at 10:30 p.m. et. It will be the final match of the women’s tournament.
how to watch usa basketball olympics uu.
- TV channel: nbc
- live broadcast: nbcolympics.com
the usa women’s basketball gold medal game. uu. vs. Japan will air live on NBC on Saturday, August 8. 7. can also be streamed via nbcolympics.com.