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Team USA gets Gold in basketball - Aug 13, 2012


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By Raymond Rolak

LONDON-- The USA Basketball program sparkled at the 2012 London Olympics. USA brought an encore gold over Spain 107-100. Spain played with a stubborn and very capable resolve. The score did not indicate how strong Spains effort was. Even though USA had the edge 83-82 at the start of the fourth quarter they were pushed to the brink.
The final few minutes were dramatic. With 3:20 left and USA leading 97-91, Carmelo Anthony had to leave the game with an ankle twist. Kobe Bryant (198-SG-78), LeBron James (203-SF-84), Kevin Durant (206-SF-88, college: Texas), Kevin Love (208-PF-88, college: UCLA) and Chris Paul (183-PG-85, college: Wake Forest) were the finishers for Team USA. Spain still had the height advantage on the floor. A critical defensive lapse by Spain allowed James to drive the basket for two. James followed with a three on the next USA possession. Spains Marc Gasol put a vicious pick on Paul. Rudy Fernandez (198-SF-85) fouled out for Spain and that started the real end for any chance of Spanish gold.
After a driving layup by Paul with 51 seconds remaining, Coach Mike Krzyzewski showed some theatrics that we dont typically get to see from the legendary coach. It was 104-93 as Coach K was jumping for joy near the bench and as he substituted during the last minute. It was a team victory and everyone participated. Krzyzewski wanted to emphasize that. With 12 seconds left it was 106-100. James Harden (196-SG-89, college: Arizona St.) missed a USA free throw but made the second. Spain came down the court quickly for a three attempt. It missed and Anthony Davis (208-C-93, college: Kentucky) grabbed the final rebound.
It was a compelling and dramatic final game. Durant led all scorers with 30 points. Earlier, Russia beat Argentina 81-77 for the bronze medal.
Coach K said after, We beat a great team. My guys cooperated, everyone told me that they would do whatever was needed. Come off the bench, play defense, the cooperation was tremendous. The victory was dictated by the USA defense and the ability to lock-down the Spanish drives inside.
Krzyzewski had said earlier that this was his last Olympics. Another Chicago native son, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo, who hired Krzyzewski in 2005, isnt going to let him leave the program so easily. Colangelo plans to take another shot at persuading Krzyzewski to stay for one more attempt and coach the Rio, Brazil Olympic Games in 2016. Hes said this is it and Ill respect his choice, Colangelo said in London. But knowing me as I know me, Ill have that conversation and well see.
With the win, Krzyzewski joins Henry Iba (1964 and 1968) as the only U.S. coaches to lead teams to consecutive Olympic gold medals.
  




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FIBA QT in Belgrade: Sublime Serbia triumph in Belgrade OQT Final to qualify for Olympics - 15 days ago  
FIBA QT in Manila: France beat Turkey - 15 days ago  
FIBA QT in Manila: Canada outlast New Zealand to reach Final - 15 days ago  
FIBA QT in Turin: Croatia wins the final against Italy 84-78 (OT) for a place in Rio - 15 days ago  
FIBA QT in Belgrade: High-octane Serbia race past Czech Republic into final - 16 days ago  
FIBA QT in Turin: Italy beats 79-54 Mexico to reach the final - 16 days ago  
FIBA QT in Belgrade: Puerto Rico outlast Latvia, enter Final - 16 days ago  
FIBA QT in Turin: Croatia is the first finalist, 66-61 against Greece - 16 days ago  
FIBA QT in Manilla: Turkey advance at Senegal's expense - 17 days ago  
FIBA QT in Manilla: France defeat New Zealand 66-59 - 17 days ago  
FIBA QT in Belgrade: Czech Republic turn back Japan to make semi-finals - 18 days ago  
FIBA QT in Belgrade: Serbia see off plucky Angola to top Group A - 18 days ago  
FIBA QT in Manilla: Canada advances to Semis - 18 days ago  
FIBA QT in Turin: Greece wins the challenge for the first place 86-70 on Mexico - 18 days ago  
FIBA QT in Manilla: New Zealand break Philippine hearts - 18 days ago  
FIBA QT in Turin: no problems for Croatia, 72-52 vs Tunisia for a place in semifinal - 18 days ago  
FIBA QT in Belgrade: Latvia finish strong against Czechs to book semi-final spot - 19 days ago  
FIBA QT in Belgrade: Puerto Rico win against Angola on Day2 - 19 days ago  
FIBA QT in Manilla: De Colo and Parker led France to beat Philippines - 19 days ago  
FIBA QT in Turin: Italy wins 67-60 vs Croatia to win the group B - 19 days ago  
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Olympic Games Standings
Group A
 1. Australia 0-0 
 2. China 0-0 
 3. France 0-0 
 4. Serbia 0-0 
 5. USA 0-0 
 6. Venezuela 0-0 
Group B
 1. Argentina 0-0 
 2. Brazil 0-0 
 3. Croatia 0-0 
 4. Spain 0-0 
 5. Lithuania 0-0 
 6. Nigeria 0-0 
Points Per Game
 Andray BLATCHE
  USA
  (211-F/C-86)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Blatche, USA25.5 
 2. Bogdanovic, BIH24.3 
 3. Webster, NZL21.7 
 4. Joseph, CAN19.3 
 5. Cruz, MEX19.0 
 6. Bogdanovic, SRB17.8 
 7. Jokic, SRB17.8 
 8. De Colo, FRA17.3 
 9. Bertans, LAT16.3 
 10. Webster, NZL16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice NDOUR
  SEN
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Ndour, SEN10.5 
 2. Saric, CRO10.0 
 3. Webster, NZL9.7 
 4. Erden, TUR8.7 
 5. Thompson, CAN8.3 
 6. Vukona, FIJ7.7 
 7. Blatche, USA7.5 
 8. Jokic, SRB7.5 
 9. Gallinari, ITA7.3 
 10. Kazemi, IRI7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Tomas SATORANSKY
  CZE
  (201-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Satoransky, CZE7.3 
 2. Bogdanovic, SRB6.0 
 3. Teodosic, SRB5.5 
 4. Calathes, USA5.3 
 5. Roll, USA5.0 
 6. Tabuse, JPN5.0 
 7. Arroyo, PUR4.5 
 8. Bertans, LAT4.3 
 9. Barea, PUR4.3 
 10. Joseph, CAN4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Carlos MORAIS
  (200-G-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Morais, ANG2.5 
 2. De Colo, FRA2.3 
 3. Gutierrez, MEX2.3 
 4. Holland, PUR2.3 
 5. Stoll, USA2.0 
 6. Doraghi, IRI2.0 
 7. Braa, TUN2.0 
 8. Jovic, SRB1.8 
 9. Kalinic, SRB1.8 
 10. Calathes, USA1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Maurice NDOUR
  SEN
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ndour, SEN3.0 
 2. Antetokounmp., GRE2.0 
 3. Mbodj, SEN1.5 
 4. Ghyaza, TUN1.5 
 5. Watanabe, JPN1.5 
 6. Pasecniks, LAT1.3 
 7. Vesely, CZE1.3 
 8. Antetokounmp., NGR1.3 
 9. Silins, LAT1.0 
 10. Cusin, ITA1.0 
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