USA vs Australia: 5 Most Important Players for USA in Quarterfinals

« Prev
1 of 7
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
USA vs Australia: 5 Most Important Players for USA in Quarterfinals
Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The United States will be taking on Australia during the Quarterfinals of the men’s Olympic basketball tournament.

Even though they suffered a scare against Lithuania that went down to the wire, the Americans have dominated this tournament and finished group play as the only undefeated team.

Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant, who have both been scoring machines, and LeBron James, who has come through for the USA in every clutch moment, have been the leaders on this team.

Australia on the other hand finished group play with a 3-2 record, but still got the last quarterfinal spot in Group B due to losing a tiebreaker with Spain.

The Aussies have basically been a one-man show starring Patty Mills. Mills is leading the team by averaging 20.2 points per game and has taken 40 more shots than Kevin Durant, who leads Team USA in field goal attempts.

Here are the five most important players for Team USA to defeat Patty Mills and the team from Australia.

Begin Slideshow »
Load More Stories

Follow B/R on Facebook

Out of Bounds

Olympics

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.