By Adam Roberts – 8/3/2021
Jrue Holiday is making the most of his opportunity to start for Team USA in the Tokyo Olympics, with another big day from him helping the Americans to topple Spain.
Holiday scored 12 points on 5-8 shooting with five assists in the 95-81 quarterfinal win over the Spaniards. The game did not start out great for Team USA, with things tied at halftime in a low scoring, physical affair. But Kevin Durant was also big for the Americans with 29 points and four threes.
Holiday’s fellow Buck Khris Middleton had just two points off the bench.
The US will face Australia in the semifinals tomorrow evening. The winner faces either France or Slovenia in the finals Friday evening.