Kevin Durant delivered a team-high 29 points as USA beat Spain 95-81 in a thrilling Tokyo 2020 Olympic basketball quarter-final.
Just two days after becoming his nation’s top Olympic scorer ever, the Brooklyn Nets suoerstar was imperious once again with four 3-pointers, four assists, and three steals.
He needed to be too after a fast start from FIBA Basketball World Cup winners Spain.
At half-time the Europeans led 43-42, but Durant showed composure and calmness to lead his team to 20-26 and 18-26 third and fourth quarter wins respectively, to seal the tie.
The 32-year-old had an inspiring effect on his teammates too, with five US players in total reaching double figures.
Spanish talisman Ricky Rubio was also in excellent form, hitting a game-high 38 points to ensure his team were in the fixture to the end.
Next up for the USA will be the winner of Argentina v Australia, as Durant edges closer to a third-consecutive Olympic gold medal.