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Basketball Beijing Olympics

Basketball was invented in the United States and the country dominates the sport with NBA players some of the highest paid sports people in the world.

Venue: Wukesong Indoor Stadium

United States defeat Spain to win gold in men’s basketball

The United States ‘redeem team’ have certainly redeemed themselves at the Beijing Olympics, not losing a single game and defeating Spain 118-107 in the final to win the gold medal.
The bronze medal was won by Argentina, who defeated Lithuania 87-75.

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The United States have defeated Australia 92-65 to win its fourth consecutive gold medal in women’s basketball. It is the third Olympics the U.S. played Australia in the final.
Russia defeated China 94-81 to win the bronze medal.

The United States play Australia tonight in the first quarter-finals of the men’s basket ball. The game starts at 8:00PM Beijing time.
Spain defeated Croatia 72-59. Lithuania are currently playing China and Greece play Argentina at 10:15PM.

The US or the “redeem team” are they are being called in the press will play Spain tonight at 10:15 Beijing time.
The team are focused and playing every game as though it is their last.
“We are playing every game as if it is our last,” said James, who had 17 points, six rebounds and six [...]

The US plays Angola tonight in the men’s basketball for the Beijing Olympics. Angola shouldn’t give them too much trouble.
The game starts at 8:00PM Beijing time, which is 4:00PM in New York.
In other matches today Greece defeated Germany 87-64. Croatia defeated Russia 85-78 and Lithuania beat Iran 99-67.
In a nail biter of a finish [...]

Just after the United States beat China last night in the men’s basketball, tonight it was the women’s turn. The U.S. team had an easy victory over China 108-63.
“Tina was hot, hot, hot!” said U.S. centre Lisa Leslie, a three-times gold medalist. “Tonight was Tina’s night. But the crowd was cheering so hard every [...]

Kobe Bryant said the atmosphere at the game versus China was more exciting than the NBA finals.
“It was a different kind of energy,” he told reporters after the Americans’ 101-70 victory on Sunday.
“I am fortunate enough to have played in four NBA finals and numerous big games but it was just different. You felt like [...]