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The Quarterfinals are set in London - Aug 7, 2012


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Group A
Argentina - USA 97-126
USA claimed the fifth straight win at the Olympic basketball tournament. They knocked down Argentina to win preliminary Group A. Kevin Durant (206-SF-88, college: Texas) poured in 28 points to pace the winners. USA will now take on Australia, while Argentina will play versus Brazil in the quarterfinals. USA jumped to an early 14:8 lead but Argentina quickly erased the deficit. The teams went neck and neck throughout the opening quarter. Kevin Durant capped the period with a three-pointer to give USA a 34:32 lead. Argentina and USA exchanged baskets throughout the third quarter. LeBron James (203-SF-84) made it 60:57 at the interval. But the third term belonged to the North American team. LeBron James triggered an 11:2 run that gave USA a 9-point lead. Soon USA organined a 12:3 rally to boost the gap at 16-point mark. USA exploded with 42 points in the period to take a 102:78 lead. They never looked back afterwards and marched to the victory at the end. LeBron James accounted for 18 points, while Chris Paul (183-PG-85, college: Wake Forest) delivered 17 points and 7 assists in the victory. Emanuel Ginobili (198-SG-77, agency: Interperformances) responded with 16 points, 6 assists and 5 boards for Argentina. Carlos Delfino netted 13 points in the loss.

Tunisia - Lithuania 63-76
Lithuania recorded the second win at the Olympic basketball tournament. They knocked down Tunisia for 2-3 record in Group A. Darius Songaila (204-C/F-78, agency: Priority Sports, college: Wake Forest) and Sarunas Jasikevicius (192-PG-76, college: Maryland) scored 13 points each to pace the winners. Tunisia fell at 0-5 record. Tunisia got to another confident start at the tournament. They held Lithuania to 7 points in the first ten minutes to build an 11-point lead. Lithuania started to wake up in the second quarter. The Baltic team dropped 22 points to narrow the gap at 6-point mark at halftime 35:29. Lithuania cut the deficit in the third term. They narrowed the gap at the final intermission 50:54. Lithuania finally got things going at the start of the final frame. They triggered a 15:2 run to take a 65:56 lead. Lithuania did not slow down in the final minutes and cruised to the victory at the end. Rimantas Kaukenas, Simas Jasaitis (201-SF-82) and Renaldas Seibutis accounted for 10 points each in the win. Amine Rzig (198-SF-80) answered with 17 points for Tunisia. Macram Ben Romdhane (204-PF-89, agency: Prossin Sports Management) had 12 points in the loss.

France - Nigeria 79-73
Lithuania recorded the second win at the Olympic basketball tournament. They knocked down Tunisia for 2-3 record in Group A. Darius Songaila and Sarunas Jasikevicius scored 13 points each to pace the winners. Tunisia fell at 0-5 record. Tunisia got to another confident start at the tournament. They held Lithuania to 7 points in the first ten minutes to build an 11-point lead. Lithuania started to wake up in the second quarter. The Baltic team dropped 22 points to narrow the gap at 6-point mark at halftime 35:29. Lithuania cut the deficit in the third term. They narrowed the gap at the final intermission 50:54. Lithuania finally got things going at the start of the final frame. They triggered a 15:2 run to take a 65:56 lead. Lithuania did not slow down in the final minutes and cruised to the victory at the end. Rimantas Kaukenas, Simas Jasaitis and Renaldas Seibutis accounted for 10 points each in the win. Amine Rzig answered with 17 points for Tunisia. Macram Ben Romdhane had 12 points in the loss.

Group B
United Kingdom - China 90-58
Great Britain edge China in London as both teams finished Group B of the Olympics 2012. The hosts finished the journey with the comfortable 90:58 win and improved to 1-4 record. China lost all five games and dropped at 0-5 record on the bottom of the group. Great Britain started the game with 27-15 and never looked behind after. The hosts added 19-16 in the second frame for 46:31 at the halftime. Great Britain dominated also the second half. They won the third period 26-17 and finished the game with 18-10. Achara Kieron top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Nathan Reinking (188-G-73, college: Kent St.) posted 12. Sullivan Drew delivered 11 and Johnson Kyle added 9. Wang ZhiZhi finished the game with 11 points in the losing effort, while Yi Jianlian collected 10 points and 14 rebounds. Wang ShiPeng (198-SG-83) scored 9 and Zhou Peng chipped in with 8.

Spain - Brazil 82-88
Leandrinho Barbosa (190-PG-82) leads Brazil past Spain in the last game of Group B. Brazil wins over the Spanish outfit 88:82 and finished with 4-1 record on the second place. Spain suffered the second straight loss and dropped at 3-2. Spain started with 26-17 and proved their ambitions for the win. Brazil replied with 21-18 in the second frame but lost the third quarter 19-22. The last period was decisive in the game. Spain led 5 points but could not keep the win. Neto reduced to 68:65, while Tiago Splitter (211-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances) kept the difference at 70:67. Sada gave Spain 72:67 and Gasol increased to 6 points. Leandrinho Barbosa made two free throws for 73:69 with 5 minutes to go. Leandrinho Barbosa later made two three-pointers in a row for 75:73 lead. Pau Gasol tied the game at 75:75, but Leandrinho Barbosa made two free throws for 77:75. Taylor increased to 4 points and Varejao made it 80:76. Again Leandrinho Barbosa scored for 82:76, while Varejao posted two for 84:77. Tiago Splitter made a dunk for 88:79 and Llull closed the game from the arc. Leandrinho Barbosa top-scored for the winners with 23 points and Marquinhos Vieira netted 13. Tiago Splitter followed them with 11 points in a win. Pau Gasol ended up with 25 points and Marc Gasol scored 20 in defeat.

Australia - Russia 82-80
Patrick Mills (183-PG-88, college: St.Mary's, CA) fires a buzzer beater to lift Australia over Russia in the start of the last day in Preliminary Round. He brought his team a thrilling 82:80 win to finish with 3-2 record. Russia meanwhile finished with 4-1 record on top. Russia proved it one more time to be the best team to be watched. The European team battles until the last seconds and usually grabs the victory at the end of the game. Australia won the first period 29-20, but Russia reduced to 46:45 at the halftime. Again Australia needed 23-19 in the third period for 5-point advantage after three quarters. Mozgov opened the last stanza for 69:66 but Russia tied the game only at the end. David Andersen (212-C-80) made it 77:70, while Sasha Kaun (211-C-85) and Ponkrashov reduced to 4 points with 3 minutes to go. David Andersen made another dunk for 79:73 and then Andrei Kirilenko (209-F-81) made two free throws for 79:75. The latter later made a jump shot and added another free throw for 79:78. Fridzon later gave European team 80:79 advantage, but the victory ran out from Russia. Australia needed 4 seconds to find Patrick Mills that fired a three-pointer with the buzzer. Ingles top-scored for the winners with 20 points, while Baynes and Patrick Mills added 13 each. Matthew Dellavedova (193-SG-90) followed them with 10 points in a win. Sasha Kaun ended up with 18 points in the losing effort and Shved as well as Andrei Kirilenko had 13 each. Mozgov poured in 10 points in a loss.
  




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Olympic Games Final Standings
 1. USA
 2. Serbia
 3. Spain
 4. Australia
 5. Croatia
 6. France
 7. Lithuania
 8. Argentina
 9. Brazil
 10. Venezuela
 11. Nigeria
 12. China
Points Per Game
 Bojan BOGDANOVIC
  BIH
  (203-SF-89)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Bogdanovic, BIH24.8 
 2. Mills, AUS20.5 
 3. Yi, CHN20.4 
 4. Gasol, ESP19.4 
 5. Kalnietis, LTU19.2 
 6. Raduljica, SRB17.6 
 7. Durant, USA16.8 
 8. Campazzo, ARG16.4 
 9. Nocioni, ARG15.6 
 10. Ginobili, ARG15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pau GASOL
  ESP
  (213-F/C-80)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Gasol, ESP8.8 
 2. Diogu, NGR8.6 
 3. Scola, ARG8.0 
 4. Saric, CRO7.2 
 5. Valanciunas, LTU6.8 
 6. Yi, CHN6.6 
 7. Hilario, BRA6.4 
 8. Lima, BRA6.3 
 9. Nocioni, ARG6.2 
 10. Gobert, FRA6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Matthew DELLAVEDOVA
  AUS
  (193-G-90)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Dellavedova, AUS8.6 
 2. Kalnietis, LTU8.0 
 3. Huertas, BRA6.6 
 4. Irving, AUS6.0 
 5. Campazzo, ARG5.2 
 6. Heurtel, FRA5.0 
 7. Teodosic, SRB5.0 
 8. Guo, CHN4.8 
 9. Rodriguez, ESP4.8 
 10. Vargas, VEN4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  ARG
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Campazzo, ARG2.6 
 2. Vargas, VEN2.2 
 3. Hilario, BRA2.0 
 4. Fernandez, ESP2.0 
 5. De Colo, FRA1.6 
 6. Yi, CHN1.4 
 7. Maciulis, LTU1.4 
 8. Barbosa, BRA1.4 
 9. Zhou, CHN1.4 
 10. Rubio, ESP1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekenechukwu IBEKWE
  NGR
  (206-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ibekwe, NGR2.4 
 2. Gobert, FRA2.0 
 3. Gasol, ESP2.0 
 4. Bogut, AUS1.8 
 5. Diogu, NGR1.2 
 6. Yi, CHN1.2 
 7. Valanciunas, LTU1.0 
 8. Javtokas, LTU1.0 
 9. Diaw, FRA1.0 
 10. Acuna, ARG1.0 
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