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Day 7 in Rio de Janeiro - Aug 13, 2016

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Group A
France - Venezuela 96-56
France knocked down Venezuela en route to the third victory in Group A. Joffrey Lauvergne (210-PF-91, agency: BeoBasket) posted 17 points to pace the winners. France dominated from start to finish in this one. les Bleues recorded a 42:30 halftime lead. They followed with a stunning 54:26 second half run to ice the victory. Antoine Diot (193-PG-89, agency: Comsport) and Tony Parker (188-PG-82) provided 14 points each for the European team. Gregory Echenique (206-C-90, college: Creighton, agency: Pensack Sports) responded with 12 points for Venezuela.

USA - Serbia 94-91
Team USA withheld a tough challenge from the European powerhouse Serbia to eke out the fourth straight win in Rio de Janeiro. Kyrie Irving (190-G-92, college: Duke) scored 15 points to lead well-balanced effort from the USA. The North American team got to a strong start. They built a 27:15 lead ten minutes into the game. But Serbia gradually tuned in. They cut the deficit back to single digits in the second frame. Team USA maintained the lead throughout the third quarter but Serbia went on a strong rally in the final period pulling as close as three points. Bogdan Bogdanovic had a chance to send the game into overtime but missed a three-pointer at the buzzer. DeAndre Jordan (211-C-88, college: Texas A&M) accounted for 13 points for the winners. Nikola Jokic (209-C-95, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 25 points for Serbia. Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) had 18 points and 6 assists for the losing side.

China - Australia 68-93
Australia cruised past China to gain the third victory in Group A. The Boomers went on a strong rally in the second half to secure the victory. Australia who rested Andrew Bogut jumped to a 44:34 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 15-point mark at the final break. Australia dropped 28 points in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Cameron Bairstow (206-F-90, college: N.Mexico) accounted for 17 points and 9 rebounds for the Boomers. Brock Motum (208-F/C-90, college: Washington St.) added 15 points in the win. Yi Jianlian (212-PF-87) responded with 20 points and 9 caroms for China.


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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
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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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