Led by WNBA legends Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi and Sylvia Fowles, who among the three have accumulated 11 Olympic gold medals, the United States is once again the overwhelming favorite to be the champion again. He begins his journey to another first place against Nigeria. This is a rematch from just over a week ago, when these two teams faced off in an exhibition match before the Las Vegas Olympics. The USA squad routed the Nigerians 93-62 in this game behind strong performances from A’ja Wilson and Breanna Stewart. The United States will attempt to replicate that success and remove all traces of residual rust against a Nigerian team that will attempt to create a surprise against the heavily favored Americans.
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