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Kevin Durant breaks Olympic scoring record for Team USA, which advances to knockout stage with win over Czech Republic

Kevin Durant in Team USA-Czech Republic at Tokyo Olympics

SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 31: Kevin Durant #7 of Team United States reacts against Czech Republic during the second half of a Men’s Basketball Preliminary Round Group A game on day eight of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 31, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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Kevin Durant had been eying Carmelo Anthony’s Team USA career Olympic scoring record for years.

Durant got it Saturday.

Durant had 23 points, eight rebounds and six assists to lead the United States to a 119-84 win over the Czech Republic.

The Americans advance to the eight-team knockout stage, where they’ll face Italy or the Slovenia-Spain loser in a quarterfinal.

The blowout loss eliminates the Czech Republic.

After falling behind by nine early, the U.S. dominated. Jayson Tatum scored 27 points.

But the day belonged to Durant, who now tops all American men’s basketball players in Olympic scoring:

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