Team USA star Kevin Durant by the numbers

SAITAMA, JAPAN - AUGUST 05: Kevin Durant #7 of Team United States reacts against Team Australia during the first half of a Men's Basketball quarterfinals game on day thirteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on August 05, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
SAITAMA, JAPAN - AUGUST 05: Kevin Durant #7 of Team United States reacts against Team Australia during the first half of a Men's Basketball quarterfinals game on day thirteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on August 05, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Durant added a third gold medal to his collection at Tokyo 2020 having already become his country's leading male points scorer in Olympic history.

Kevin Durant is the headline act in a USA men's basketball team packed with stars.

'KD' has been breaking records at Tokyo 2020 as well as leading the U.S. to gold on Saturday (7 August). The NBA stars beat France 87-82 to claim their fourth straight Olympic title.

Durant joins Carmelo Anthony as the only three-time gold medallist in Olympic men's basketball history, but he's already eclipsed 'Melo' on one count.

Read on for some of Durant's statistics in his illustrious career.

The class of 2021: Bring on the challengers
04:23

There was the Dream Team, the Redeem Team, and this is the class of 2021. The US men's basketball team suffered two shock defeats in warm-up games ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Games in 2021. The NBA stars don't seem to be too concerned.

Kevin Durant statistics at the Olympic Games

Against the Czech Republic, Durant overtook Carmelo Anthony as the USA men's leading point scorer in Olympic history.

He has now taken his tally to 435 points in 22 games, against Anthony's 336 points in 31 games. LeBron James is third with 273 points.

The 32-year-old has recorded double figures in all of those appearances, and exceeded 20 points on nine occasions. He was also the USA's points leader at London 2012 (156) and Rio 2016 (155).

Durant's 19.3 points per game average is also the best of any American man, as is his tally of 71 three-pointers.

In Tokyo, he has moved above James (96) into third for all-time U.S. men's rebounds. He is on 118 with only David Robinson (124) and Anthony (125) ahead of him.

Kevin Durant Road to the Final

Group stage

USA 76-83 France (Durant stats: 10 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists)

USA 120-66 Iran (Durant stats: 10 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 3 blocks)

USA 119-84 Czech Republic (Durant stats: 23 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 turnovers, 1 block)

Quarter-final

USA 95-81 Spain (Durant stats: 29 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 turnovers, 2 steals, 1 block)

Semi-final

USA 97-78 Australia (Durant stats: 23 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals)

Final

USA 87-82 France (Durant stats: 29 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block)

Durant targeting third Olympic gold
01:19

As the US team training camp wraps up, Kevin Durant speaks about Tokyo 2020, rivalries, and why he wants his own room.

Kevin Durant statistics in the NBA

Durant was picked second overall by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 2007 NBA Draft, and was named Rookie of the Year in 2008.

He joined Anthony and James as the only teenagers to average over 20 points for a season.

The SuperSonics soon became the Oklahoma City Thunder where Durant became the youngest man to win the NBA scoring title in 2010.

He also took it in 2011 and 2012, becoming the eighth player in NBA history to claim a hat-trick of scoring crowns.

In 2014, Durant won his sole NBA MVP crown after averaging a league-leading 32.0 points per game and winning his fourth NBA scoring title.

After joining the Golden State Warriors in 2016, he helped lead them to two consecutive NBA titles (2017-18), winning the NBA Finals MVP award on both occasions.

He is an 11-time All-Star and a two-time NBA champion He has also been part of the All-NBA First Team six times.

From November 2015 to June 2016, he scored at least 20 points in 72 consecutive regular-season games, tying Michael Jordan for the fourth-longest 20-point streak in NBA history.

After rupturing his Achilles tendon in the 2019 NBA Finals, where Golden State lost in six games to the Toronto Raptors, Durant joined the Brooklyn Nets but had to sit out the entire 2019-20 season to recover from his injury.

Durant is just the ninth player in NBA history to have recorded at least 22,000 points, 5,000 rebounds, 3,000 assists and 900 blocks.

Kevin Durant NBA all-time statistics:

Games played: 884 regular season, 151 playoffs.

Total points: 23,883 (26th place).

Regular season points per game: 27.0 (fifth).

Three-point shots made: 1655 (27th)

Field goals made: 8138 (35th)

Free throws made: 5952 (22nd)

Defensive rebounds: 5609 (50th)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 19: Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets grabs the loose ball as Jrue Holiday #21 of the Milwaukee Bucks defends in the first half during game seven of the Eastern Conference second round at Barclays Center on June 19, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of  New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 19: Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets grabs the loose ball as Jrue Holiday #21 of the Milwaukee Bucks defends in the first half during game seven of the Eastern Conference second round at Barclays Center on June 19, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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How to watch Kevin Durant and Team USA in the men's basketball final at Tokyo 2020

The Olympic men's basketball final between France and the United States takes place on Saturday at 11.30am JST local time (0230 UTC, 10.30pm ET on Friday)

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