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Olympic men's basketball: USA vs. Iran

Damian Lillard scored 21 points as Team USA men's basketball got back to winning -- and winning easily -- with their first victory of these Olympics, romping past Iran 120-66 on Wednesday in pool play.

Iran's Mohammad Jamshidijafarabadi (13), left, and United States'
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Iran's Mohammad Jamshidijafarabadi (13), left, and United States' Javale Mc Gee (11) walk off the court at the end of men's basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Iran's Mohammadsina Vahedi (3), right, is fouled by
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Iran's Mohammadsina Vahedi (3), right, is fouled by United States' Devin Booker (15) during men's basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

United States' Devin Booker (15) dunks the ball
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United States' Devin Booker (15) dunks the ball ahead of Iran's Mohammadsamad Nik Khahbahrami (14) during a men's basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. (Gregory Shamus/Pool Photo via AP)

United States' Devin Booker (15) and Javale Mc
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United States' Devin Booker (15) and Javale Mc Gee (11) smile after their win in the men's basketball preliminary round game against Iran at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

United States' Kevin Durant (7) smiles after their
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United States' Kevin Durant (7) smiles after their win in the men's basketball preliminary round game against Iran at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

United States' Kevin Durant (7) dunks the ball
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United States' Kevin Durant (7) dunks the ball to score during men's basketball preliminary round game against Iran at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

United States' Devin Booker (15), left, grabs a
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United States' Devin Booker (15), left, grabs a rebound in front of Iran's Arsalan Kazemi (41) during men's basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Iran's Mohammadsamad Nik Khahbahrami (14), right, scores ahead
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Iran's Mohammadsamad Nik Khahbahrami (14), right, scores ahead of United States' Kevin Durant (7) during men's basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

United States' Jayson Tatum (10) and Iran's Arsalan
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United States' Jayson Tatum (10) and Iran's Arsalan Kazemi (41) fight for the rebound during men's basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Devin Booker #15 of Team United States goes
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Devin Booker #15 of Team United States goes up for a dunk against Iran during a Men's Preliminary Round Group A game on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 28, 2021 in Saitama, Japan.

SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Damian Lillard #6
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SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Damian Lillard #6 of Team United States looks on during pregame warmups before a Men's Preliminary Round Group A game against Iran on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 28, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Jayson Tatum #10
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SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Jayson Tatum #10 of Team United States goes up for a shot against Islamic Republic of Iran during a Men's Preliminary Round Group A game on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 28, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Kevin Durant #7
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SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Kevin Durant #7 of Team United States celebrates against Islamic Republic of Iran during the first half of a Men's Preliminary Round Group A game on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 28, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Bam Adebayo #13
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SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Bam Adebayo #13 of Team United States dunks against Islamic Republic of Iran during the first half of a Men's Preliminary Round Group A game on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 28, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Charlie Neibergall - Pool/Getty Images)

SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Behnam Yakhchalidehkordi #88
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SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Behnam Yakhchalidehkordi #88 of Team Iran brings the ball up the court against Zachary Lavine #5 of Team United States during the first half of a Men's Preliminary Round Group A game on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 28, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Jayson Tatum #10
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SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Jayson Tatum #10 of Team United States goes up for a dunk against Iran during a Men's Preliminary Round Group A game on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 28, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Charlie Neibergall - Pool/Getty Images)

SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Saeid Davarpanah #8
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SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Saeid Davarpanah #8 of Team Iran and Damian Lillard #6 of Team United States pose for a photograph following their Men's Preliminary Round Group A game on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 28, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Bam Adebayo #13
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SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Bam Adebayo #13 of Team United States reacts to a call during a Men's Preliminary Round Group A game against Islamic Republic of Iran on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 28, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Mohammad Jamshidijafarabadi #13
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SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Mohammad Jamshidijafarabadi #13 of Team Iran and Devin Booker #15 of Team United States shake hands after a Men's Preliminary Round Group A game on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 28, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Mohammad Jamshidijafarabadi #13
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SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Mohammad Jamshidijafarabadi #13 of Team Iran and Devin Booker #15 of Team United States pose for a photo after a Men's Preliminary Round Group A game on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 28, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Keldon Johnson #4
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SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Keldon Johnson #4 of Team United States eyes the ball on the rim during a Men's Preliminary Round Group A game against Iran on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 28, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Bryan Snyder - Pool/Getty Images)

SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Kevin Durant #7
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SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Kevin Durant #7 of Team United States drives into the lane against Iran during a Men's Preliminary Round Group A game on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 28, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Kevin Durant #7
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SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Kevin Durant #7 of Team United States eyes the ball on the rim during a Men's Preliminary Round Group A game against Iran on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 28, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Charlie Neibergall - Pool/Getty Images)

SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Khris Middleton #8
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SAITAMA, JAPAN - JULY 28: Khris Middleton #8 of Team United States dunks against Iran during a Men's Preliminary Round Group A game on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 28, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Bryan Snyder - Pool/Getty Images)

Jayson Tatum #10 of Team United States goes
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Jayson Tatum #10 of Team United States goes up for a dunk against Iran during a Men's Preliminary Round Group A game on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 28, 2021 in Saitama, Japan.

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