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Indeed, they found themselves trailing by a point with just five seconds left on the clock and Sergio Rodriguez lining up two free throws.
The point guard held his nerve to put the men in red back in front, and when Australia lost possession on the final play of the match, Spain were able to celebrate another Olympic medal.
“The United States are impossible to beat,” said Spanish power forward Laura Nicholls prior to the final, acknowledging the superiority of their formidable opponents, whose one and only defeat in an international competition in the last 20 years came against Russia in the semi-finals of the 2006 World Championships.
Victorious in all other 89 matches they have played at major tournaments in the last two decades, the Americans flexed their muscles from the very start in Rio.
OK, so maybe this that's just a bit of an exaggeration, this being a warm-up game and all, but still, there's no doubt that the earth would move just a touch if Luol Deng and his teammates could somehow find a way to pull off the upset.
The United States bench players - including by then Bryant, James and Anthony - had stood and congratulated each other when the world record was announced in the arena, but that did not stop more points coming over the remaining four and a half minutes.After two straight wins over Portugal, Great Britain will get their chance to host Team USA, which must represent the most talented team to ever play in the UK, especially when you consider GB hasn't played basketball in the Games since 1948.A minority game in the UK with a small but devoted following in places such as Brixton and Crystal Palace, this game represents a watershed moment for the all those attached to basketball in Blighty.Spain’s latest medal consolidated their status as one of the world’s leading basketball powers and came after a slow start to the tournament, with defeats to Croatia and Brazil sending them into the USA’s half of the draw and ultimately costing them silver.Nevertheless, their golden generation is ageing fast, with the likes of Rodriguez, Fernandez and Juan Carlos Navarro all over 30, though the irrepressible Gasol has since said he is keeping his national-team career options open.
Carmelo Anthony had 37 points, breaking Stephon Marbury's record of 31 for an American player in an Olympic Games, and he managed all that while playing less than half the game, as he was on the court for just 14 and a half minutes.