basketball

So how cursed were those flag-bearers?

Was there actually a curse upon the 2012 Olympic flag-bearers?

The celebration begins for U.S. basketball team

  GALLERY: Click on the image above to see some of the best photos from today at the Olympics.

U.S. men have to fight, but win gold

Spain has a talented, seasoned men’s basketball team, one that might some day win a gold medal. But in the Olympic basketball tournament that concluded Sunday — on the final day of the London Games — the United States had just a little too much, from too many areas, and the Americans took a 107-100 […]

U.S. men with slight edge after three quarters

The U.S. men’s basketball team has one more quarter of work to win its second straight gold medal. But against a game team from Spain, that’s exactly what it will be: work. The United States leads Spain 83-82 after three quarters, getting all it can handle from Pau Gasol and company. Gasol has 23 points […]

Spain vs. U.S. team brings out bold-faced names

Check out live stats from the men’s basketball gold medal game here.

Spain within one of U.S. team at halftime

If the United States is going to blow out Spain in the Olympic gold medal men’s basketball game, it will have to happen in the second half. Spain showed resilience in the second quarter and trails only 59-58 at halftime. Kevin Durant leads the United States with 17 points. But after hitting 7 of 10 […]

U.S. men take command against Spain

Kevin Durant scored 12 points to lead another American three-point barrage as the United States took a 35-27 lead after one quarter of its gold medal game against Spain. The Americans, who entered the game hitting a tournament-high 45 percent from three-point range, buried 7 of 10 three-pointers in the opening quarter. Durant finished the […]

U.S., Spain set for tip-off of gold medal game

So it comes to this: a coronation or a catastrophe. The U.S. men’s basketball team, undefeated and all but unchallenged in the Olympic tournament, faces Spain at 10 a.m. Eastern time for the gold medal, a rematch of the 2008 Olympic title game that the Americans are heavily favored to win. What’s going against the […]

Russia wins historic Olympic bronze in basketball

Russia won its first Olympic men’s basketball medal since the breakup of the Soviet Union, defeated Argentina, 81-77, for the bronze medal. “For my players to be part of history, to be role model for Russian basketball, it is a proud, proud moment,” said American David Blatt, who coached the Russian team. Argentina took a […]

London 2012 Olympics: Sunday viewer’s guide

The U.S. men's basketball team faces Spain in a rematch of the 2008 gold medal game and the London Olympics wrap up with the Closing Ceremonies.

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  • Aug 12, 2012
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