The U.S. men’s basketball team has a lot of work to do ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.
After losing to Nigeria in its first exhibition game on Saturday, Team USA fell to Australia on Monday night, marking the first time it has lost back-to-back exhibition games since professionals began playing in 1992.
Spurs guard Patty Mills led the way in Australia’s 91-83 win, scoring 22 points and hitting clutch shots down the stretch. Jazz forward Joe Ingles contributed 17 points, and 76ers guard Matisse Thybulle filled up the box score with 12 points, three assists, three steals, two rebounds and two blocks.
NBA All-Stars Damian Lillard and Kevin Durant combined for 39 of Team USA’s 83 points in the loss. While the roster clearly has a ton of talent, this group has failed to execute at a consistently high level on either end of the floor. Team USA will look to bounce back and capture its first exhibition victory against Argentina on Tuesday.
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