After First Olympic Loss Since 2004, Men's Basketball Seeks Better Shooting Against Iran

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The United States men’s hoops squad volition look to rebound from its shakiest Olympic start in caller memory against Iran connected Wednesday. 

After falling successful accumulation games to Nigeria and Australia, Team USA had its 24-game Olympic winning streak snapped successful a stunning defeat to France — its archetypal nonaccomplishment since the 2004 Games. 

The men’s squad has been plagued by poor shooting, finishing the game against France at a 36% clip overall, and hitting conscionable 31% of their shots from 3-point range. The U.S. missed its last 9 shots, including 5 implicit a 21-second play during the game’s last minute. 

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Team USA — which has won 15 of a imaginable 18 Olympic golden medals — was led by Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday, who scored a team-high 18 points, including 12 successful the 4th quarter. 

Both teams participate Wednesday looking for their archetypal triumph of the tournament. Iran, with a roster lacking immoderate NBA players, lost its archetypal crippled of excavation play, falling to the Czech Republic 84-78. 

Viewers can stream the U.S.-Iran crippled astatine 12:40 a.m. ET connected July 28 oregon ticker it connected Peacock. 

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