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Watch Team USA celebrate winning gold in Rio

Basketball - Olympics: Day 16

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 21: Kyle Lowry and DeAndre Jordan #6 of United States celebrates after defeating Serbia during the Men’s Gold medal game on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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They earned the right to celebrate.

The early rounds may not have been as pretty as some wanted to see, but in the end, the USA defense cranked up the pressure, they moved the ball on offense, they knocked down threes — Hello Kevin Durant — and the USA ran away to the gold.

So the celebration was on.