Critiqued for its perceived lack of dominance despite winning Group A, the United States saved its best for last on Sunday in the gold medal game.
Kevin Durant continued a career full of monster gold medal games, finishing with 30 points on 10-for-19 shooting and four assists to lead the Americans to a 96-66 throttling of Serbia on Sunday afternoon in Rio de Janeiro. The gold medal is the United States' third straight and sixth in the last seven Olympics.
Playing in his record fourth and final Olympics, the Knicks' Carmelo Anthony became the third American men's basketball player to win three gold medals. His first Olympics, the infamous 2004 Athens Games, yielded a bronze.