Warriors Trio Captures Gold Medal at 2016 Olympic Games
Kevin Durant, Draymond Green & Klay Thompson Help Team USA Win Third-Straight Olympic Gold Medal
Golden State Warriors forwards Kevin Durant and Draymond Green and guard Klay Thompson helped the U.S. Men’s Olympic Basketball Team capture the gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with a 96-66 win over Serbia today.
This is the second Olympic gold medal for Durant, as he previously won gold at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Green and Thompson each earned their first Olympic gold medal.
In Rio, Durant led the team in scoring by averaging 19.4 points per game during Team USA’s perfect 8-0 run through the tournament. The 6’9” forward now owns the two highest point totals in a single Olympic competition in Team USA history, scoring a record 156 points in 2012 and following it up with 155 points in 2016. Durant has scored 311 total points for Team USA in his Olympic career, second only to Carmelo Anthony (336) for most career points scored by an individual in U.S. Men’s Olympic Basketball Team history.
The Warriors are just the second NBA team to boast a trio of players on Team USA at the Olympic Games since active NBA players began participating in the Olympics in 1992 (Oklahoma City Thunder in 2012). Durant, Green and Thompson join Chris Mullin (1992) as the only Warriors players to capture Olympic gold.