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Game thread: Serbia vs USA in the gold medal game of the Rio Olympics

This is unquestionably the largest stage that Nikola Jokic has ever played on. It's also a chance for team USA to win thier 3rd straight Olympic gold medal.

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

A week ago, Nikola Jokic finally caught the attention of the rest of the world outside of Nuggets nation by helping lead Serbia to a narrow, 94-91 loss to the much more talented USA basketball squad. Today, Jokic has a chance to do the unthinkable; win an Olympic gold medal.

On the other side, team USA hasn't lost an Olympic game since they restructured the program back in 2005. Can they make it three straight gold medals in men's basketball? And who will be the player to step up and make the big plays?