Aug 5, 2021 - Sports

In photos: Tokyo Olympics day 13 highlights

 USA's Kevin Wayne Durant (C) runs with the ball past Australia's Chris Goulding (L) and Nic Kay in the men's semi-final basketball match between Australia and USA
Team USA's Kevin Wayne Durant (C) runs with the ball past Australia's Chris Goulding (L) and Nic Kay in their men's Olympic semifinal basketball match at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama on Aug. 5. Photo: Thomas Coex/AFP via Getty Images

Day 13 of the Tokyo Olympic Games saw U.S. men's basketball team beat Australia 97-78 on Thursday to advance to the gold medal game.

The big picture: Kevin Durant led the charge with 23 points to help the U.S. secure a final spot against either France or Slovenia on Saturday local time. Elsewhere, the U.S. added to its gold medals count, with shot putter Ryan Crouser and canoeist Nevin Harrison both winning their events.

USA's April Ross and USA's Alix Klineman reacts in their women's beach volleyball semi-final match between Switzerland and the USA during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Americans April Ross and Alix Klineman react in their women's beach volleyball semifinal match with Switzerland at Shiokaze Park in Tokyo, which they went on to win on Aug. 5. They're now guaranteed to earn at least an Olympic silver medal. Photo: Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images
 Australia's Keegan Palmer competes in the men's park final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on August 05
Australia's Keegan Palmer competes in the last skateboarding final — the men's park, which he won, at Ariake Sports Park Skateboarding in Tokyo on August 5. Brazil's Pedro Barros won silver and American Cory Juneau took bronze. Photo: Loic Venance/AFP via Getty Images
hina's Quan Hongchan competes in the women's 10m platform diving final event during the Tokyo Olympic Games on August 5
China's Quan Hongchan competes in the women's 10m platform diving final event at the Tokyo Aquatics Center on Aug. 5. Photo: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP via Getty Images
USA's Ryan Crouser competes in the men's shot put final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in August 5
Crouser competes in the men's shot put final at the Olympic Stadium, where he broke his own Olympics record to snatch gold on Aug. 5. Photo: Andrej Isakovic/AFP via Getty Images
 Nigeria's Tobi Amusan competes in the women's 4x100m relay heats during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on August 5
Nigeria's Tobi Amusan competes in the women's 4x100m relay heats at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Aug. 5. Photo: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images
Jordan's Abdel Rahman Almasatfa (R) competes against Venezuela's Andres Eduardo Madera Delgado in the men's kumite -67kg elimination round of the karate competition
Jordan's Abdel Rahman Almasatfa (R) competes against Venezuela's Andres Eduardo Madera Delgado in the men's kumite -67kg elimination round of the karate competition duringat the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on Aug. 5. Photo: Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty Images
USA's Nevin Harrison competes to win the women's canoe single 200m final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo on August 5
Harrison competes to win the first Olympic women's canoe single 200m final at Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo on Aug. 5. Photo: Philip Fong/AFP via Getty Images
Cyclists compete in the men's track cycling omnium scratch race during the T Olympic Games at Izu Velodrome in Izu, Japan, on August 5
Olympic cyclists compete in the men's track cycling omnium scratch race at Izu Velodrome in Izu, Japan, on Aug. 5. Photo: Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images
The USA's Madeline Musselman, ROC's Anna Timofeyeva and Anastasia Fedotova (L-R) in a womens semifinal water polo match at the Olympic Games, at Tatsumi Water Polo Centre.
The USA's Madeline Musselman, the Russian Olympic Committee's Anna Timofeyeva and Anastasia Fedotova (L-R) in the womens semifinal water polo match at Tatsumi Water Polo Centre, which the U.S. won. Photo: Sergei Bobylev/TASS via Getty Images
Soo Wai Yam Minnie playing as Hong Kong defeated Germany to win the bronze medal in table tennis on Thursday
Minnie Soo Wai Yam playing as Hong Kong defeated Germany to win the bronze medal in women's table tennis on Aug. 5. Photo: Ina Fried

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