Reigning WNBA MVP A'Ja Wilson finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds to help spearhead at U.S. comeback in an 86-69 win over Japan.
The scores have been closer than in years past, but the results remain the same: victory for the U.S. womens basketball team.
The Americans stormed out to a 7-2 lead and never looked back during Wednesday's final against the Russians in the 3-on-3 basketball debut.
Their scrapbooks and trophy cases are filled with memories from Final Fours, national titles, All-America honors and even some impressive showings in the pros. Now, they have Olympic gold medals to go with all that. The U.S. team of Stefanie Dolson, Allisha Gray, Kelsey Plum and Jackie Young took an early lead against the team from Russia, then held on for an 18-15 victory Wednesday to win the title in the debut of 3-on-3 basketball at the Olympics.