Olympics: U.S. basketball routs Czech Republic, 119-84, in Tokyo

  • The United States's Jayson Tatum (10) drives past Czech Republic's Jan Vesely (24) during a men's basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Saturday, July 31, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAITAMA, Japan — The U.S. lost its first two exhibition games of the summer in Las Vegas, dropped its opening game at these Olympics and had a difficult time shaking free of the Czech Republic in their group-play finale.