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Group B
Lithuania - Croatia 81-90
Croatia marched past Lithuania to earn the top position in Group B. Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SF-89, agency: XL Basketball Agency) delivered 22 points to lead the winners. Lithuania jumped to a 21:13 lead ten minutes into the game. But Croatia responded with a 34-point effort in the second term to open a 47:41 halftime advantage. Croatia ignited a 28:14 rally in the third term to clear off to a 20-point distance. Lithuania poured in 26 points in the fourth term but could not avoid the defeat. Krunoslav Simon (197-G/F-85) produced 19 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists in the victory. Mantas Kalnietis (195-PG-86, agency: Players Group) responded with 26 points and 11 assists for Lithuania. Paulius Jankunas (205-PF-84) had 18 points in the loss.

Spain - Argentina 92-73
Spain cruised past Argentina to claim the second place in Group B. Rudy Fernandez (197-SF-85) nailed 23 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to lead the winners. Spain established a 25:15 lead after ten minutes. They extended the margin at 13-point mark at the interval 48:35. Spain sank 23 points in the third term to stay in front. They did not loosen the grasp in the fourth quarter and rallied to the victory. Pau Gasol finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds in the win. Nicolas Laprovittola (193-PG-90) responded with 21 points for Argentina. Manu Ginobili (198-G-77, agency: Interperformances) had 16 points in the loss.

Nigeria - Brazil 69-86
Brazil wrapped up the preliminary round campaign with victory. They rallied past Nigeria to earn the second victory in Group B. However it was not enough for the hosts to make it into the playoffs. Nene Hilario (211-C-82) posted 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Brazil fired 27 points in the second term to take an 11-point halftime advantage. Brazil followed with a 27:17 rally in the final stanza to ice the victory. Vitor Benite (191-SG-90, agency: Interperformances) had 15 points in the winning case. Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-PG-86, college: CS Fullerton) responded with 16 points for Nigeria.


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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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