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Semifinals are all set in Rio de Janeiro - Aug 18, 2016

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Kevin Durant
USA - Argentina 105-78
Team USA booked their tickets into the semifinal stage in Rio. They thumped Argentina in the quarterfinal clash on Wednesday. Kevin Durant (206-SF-88, college: Texas) provided 27 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists to pace the effort. Argentina got to a quick start. The Latin American powerhouse built a 19:9 lead midway through the opening quarter. But Team USA picked up the tempo gradually. They finished the period on a strong run to secure a 25:21 lead. Team USA dropped 31 points in the second quarter and started to get away. They stayed red hot offensively in the third period. The North American team secured a comfortable 87:61 lead heading into the fourth quarter. They never looked back afterwards cruising to the win. Paul George (206-G/F-90, college: Fresno St.) delivered 17 points, while DeMarcus Cousins (211-C/F-90, college: Kentucky) added 15 points for the winners. Luis Scola (206-F/C-80) responded with 15 points and 10 boards for Argentina. Manu Ginobili (198-G-77, agency: Interperformances) tossed in 14 points and handed out 7 assists in the loss.

Croatia - Serbia 83-86
Serbia will play at the semifinal stage in Rio de Janeiro. Sasa Djordjevic team held off their Balkan rivals Croatia in the quarterfinal game. Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-G/F-92) scored 18 points to pace the winners. Serbia eked out a 20:19 lead ten minutes into the game. Croatia quickly denied the deficit. They held Serbia to just 12 points in the second term to take a 38:32 halftime lead. However Serbia entered the second half firing from all guns. They unleashed 34 points in the third quarter to secure a 14-point lead at the final break. Croatia used a strong rally in the fourth period to pull within one late in regulation. But Miroslav Raduljica (213-C-88), Milos Teodosic and Nikola Jokic (209-C-95, agency: BeoBasket) were deadly from the stripe in the dying seconds and sealed the victory for Serbia. Stefan Markovic (196-G-88), Miroslav Raduljica and Nikola Jokic finished with 12 points each for the winners. Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SF-89, agency: XL Basketball Agency) answered with game-high 28 points for Croatia. Mario Hezonja (202-G/F-95) had 16 points and 8 rebounds in the defeat.

Spain - France 92-67
Spain eased into the semifinal stage in Rio de Janeiro. They fended off France in the quarterfinal clash tonight. Nikola Mirotic (207-F/C-91) stepped up with 23 points hitting 5 three pointers to lead the winners. Spain dominated from start to finish in this one. They secured a 19:16 lead after the opening quarter. les Bleues could not keep up the pace in the second frame. Spain stormed to a 43:30 halftime advantage. They stayed aggressive throughout the third term. Spain unloaded 26 points in the quarter to take a 20-point lead at the final intermission. France just could not find the rhythm this evening as Spain cruised to the victory in the final period. Guillermo Hernangomez (210-C-94) had 16 points, while Sergio Llull (190-SG-87) added 10 points for the winners. Tony Parker (188-PG-82) responded with 14 points for France. Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) had 13 points in the defeat.

Australia - Lithuania 90-64
Australia once again proved their excellent form at the Olympic tournament. They thumped Lithuania in the quarterfinal clash in Rio de Janeiro. Patrick Mills (183-PG-88, college: St.Mary's, CA) stepped up with 24 points to lead the winners. Australia opened the game with six straight points to set the tone. Patrick Mills gave the Boomers an 18:9 lead midway through the period. Australia entered the second quarter up by 9 points 26:17. Australia stayed dominant in the second period. They held Lithuania to just 13 points in the quarter to race to a 48:30 halftime lead. The Europeans pulled within 13 points early in the third term but not for long. Australia quickly regained the composure and marched to a 70:43 lead heading into the fourth term. The Aussies allowed the started to take a breather in the fourth quarter and rallied to the victory. Aron Baynes (208-C-86, college: Washington St.) netted 16 points, while Matthew Dellavedova (193-G-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) added 15 points for the winners. Mantas Kalnietis (195-PG-86, agency: Players Group) and Antanas Kavaliauskas (208-C-84, college: Texas A&M, agency: Interperformances) responded with 12 points each for Lithuania.


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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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