USA vs Czech Republic Basketball
The USA and the Czech Republic will meet in a basketball meeting at the Saitama Super Arena on Saturday morning at the 2020 Olympic Games. The United States are 1-1 in two games after completely beating Iran. The Czech Republic are also 1-1 with a 20-point loss to France.
The United States is putting down a dominant performance against Iran, the kind of win that could get that club back on track. In the winning streak, the US shot 55.3 percent out of the field and 48.7 percent out of three. Damian Lillard led the United States with 21 points and two rebounds, while Devin Booker had 16 points and four rebounds. Jayson Tatum was the third double-digit scorer and Zach LaVine picked up four rebounds. Defensively, the US allowed 37.3 percent shooting from the field and 34.6 percent shooting from three. Team USA looked like the team we expected from the start as they had six double-digit goalscorers and were chasing them in defense. Everyone knows what Americans are capable of, it’s just about putting it all together and playing hard on both sides.
The Czech Republic beat Iran and lost to France, so a win here is needed to improve their chances of progressing. In the defeat, the Czech Republic shot 53.4 percent out of the field and 47.1 percent out of three. Jan Vesely led the Czech Republic with 19 points and five rebounds, while Ondrej Balvin had 18 points and eight rebounds. Patrik Auda was the third double-digit scorer and Tomas Satoransky got three rebounds. Defensively, the Czech Republic allowed 55.9 percent shooting from the field and 43.3 percent shooting from three. The Czech Republic threw large percentages in their last game, but they also spun the ball 17 times and played no defense. The Czech Republic has shown in a flash that it is better than advertised, but this will be the ultimate test of this country’s position.
USA vs Czech Republic
July 31, 2021, 8:00 am EDT
The Line: USA -23.5