SAITAMA, Japan — Kevin Durant is now the leading men’s scorer in U.S. Olympic basketball history.
Durant made a 3-pointer in the second quarter Saturday night’s 119-84 win over the Czech Republic to give him 337 points in his Olympic career, surpassing Carmelo Anthony.
Durant finished with 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting, giving him 354 points with Team USA.
Anthony scored 336 points in his four Olympics. Durant is playing for the third time.
Durant was the Americans’ leading scorer in both 2012 and 2016, scoring 30 points in the gold-medal game both times.
LeBron James, who is not playing in Tokyo, ranks third on the list for Team USA with 273 points.
Durant is still a long way from the top scorers in Olympic history. Brazil’s Oscar Schmidt scored 1,093 points and Andrew Gaze of Australia had 789. Both of them appeared in five Olympics.
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