RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - Completing a third consecutive unbeaten run to Olympic gold, the United States captured a sixth Games title with NBA talent in 7 tries by routing Serbia 96-66 in Sunday's final.
Kevin Durant scored 30 points while DeMarcus Cousins added 13 points and 15 rebounds as the US squad cruised to a 15th overall men's basketball gold medal, every US player scoring in the romp, in what was the Rio Games' last title decider.
The Americans stretched their Olympic win streak to 25 games and overall decade-long winning run to 76 games in the farewell game for US coach Mike Krzyzewski.
US forward Carmelo Anthony became the first man to win three Olympic basketball gold medals, having played in 2008 and 2012 as well under "Coach K," who will be replaced by San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.
A Serbian team that tested the US squad before falling 94-91 in a group stage game - the closest call in the Americans' Olympic win streak - stayed close for barely a quarter before the NBA playmakers began going wild.
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