The London 2012 Olympic basketball final is set to be a re-match of the 2008 Beijing Olympic final after both Spain and USA won their respective semi-final games on Friday at North Greenwich Arena, London.
Spain became the first team to book their place in the finals after defeating Russia 67-59 in the first semi-final of the day. Pau Gasol had 16 points to lead Spain, whilst Jose Calderon added 14. Kaun led Russia with 14. Box score.
USA then took care of business against Argentina, winning 109-83. Kevin Durant had 19 points to lead the USA, LeBron James added 18 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists, whilst Carmelo Anthony had 18 points. Manu Ginobili led Argentina with 18 points. Box score.
- Was a shock to see so many empty seats for Olympic semi-finals! Crazy.
- There’s no doubt that Kobe has been the fan favourite throughout the games. Gets huge cheers every time he steps on to the court.
- LeBron had a spectacular trademark chase down block. One of the plays of the Olympics. LBJ also had a huge and-1 dunk, whilst Kobe scraped in a baseline reverse over Nocioni.
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