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Kevin Garnett wears the U.S. flag around his head after the Dream Team downed fiesty France 85-75. AP
Dream Team holds off France for gold medal
The latest installment of the Dream Team claimed another gold medal for the United States, but it
didn't come all that easily. The U.S. scored nine of the game's final 12 points to turn what was a four-point game with four minutes to play into an 85-75 win. The 10-point margin of victory was the lowest ever for the United States in a gold-medal victory.
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Lithuania beats Australia in bronze-medal game
NBC airs men's basketball final live
||U.S. women defeat Australia 76-54 for gold medal|
The United States beat Australia 76-54 Saturday to win the gold in women's basketball.
||Dream Team narrowly defeats Lithuania 85-83 |
One of the greatest upsets in the history of basketball came within centimeters of happening.
||Canada, Italy win in consolation games|
Led by Steve Nash, Canada plays well until the end despite disappointment of not winning a medal.
||U.S. women to play Aussies for hoops gold|
The Olympics have been a challenge from the start for the U.S. women's basketball team.
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