BOSTON (CBS) — Jayson Tatum and Evan Fournier were teammates for a hot minute in Boston, but will tussle as division foes now that Fournier has signed with the New York Knicks. But before they can engage in NBA battle, the former Celtics teammates will square off for Olympic gold. Tatum scored nine points off a trio of threes Thursday morning to help Team USA blow out Australia, 97-78, and advance to the gold medal game in the Tokyo Olympics. After a slow start by the Americans, Kevin Durant led the way for Team USA, scoring 23 points and pulling down nine rebounds. Devin Booker added 20 points while Jrue Holiday scored 11, dished out eight assists and pulled down eight rebounds. READ MORE: Report: Red Sox Acquire Outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. From Rangers The U.S. will now square off against Fournier and France, which beat Slovenia in Thursday's other semifinal tilt. It should be a dramatic Gold medal game Saturday, after France beat Team USA 83-76 earlier in the tournament to hand the U.S. its first Olympic loss since 2004. READ MORE: Bill Belichick Shares All-Time Take On Weather: ‘If It Rains, It Rains’ Fournier hit eight of his… Read full this story
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