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Obama wins basketball game

President Obama has won ... his Election Day basketball game.

Fellow player (and former Illinois Senate candidate) Alexi Giannoulias told a pool reporter that after four 12-minute quarters, Obama's team won by “like 20,” with a score of “like 102, 105, 108 or so to 80-something.”

Obama was player-coach of his team, which also included Giannoulias and former NBA player Scottie Pippen. 

“It was a lot of fun,” Giannoulias said. “We won. I scored more points than Scottie Pippen, which was my dream come true.” Giannoulias said the president “played very well" but did not reveal how many points he scored. 

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.

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