RSS
U.S. men's basketball team narrowly edges Spain for gold
T

eam U.S.A. narrowly escaped Spain 107-100 in a nail-biting finals in men's basketball that paired the same two teams who faced off for gold in Beijing four years ago. The Americans were led by Kevin Durant, who scored a game-high 30 points, and Lebron James, who was saddled by foul trouble before taking over in the fourth quarter, scoring five straight points off the bench for a grand total of 19. Spain was led by center Pau Gasol, who scored 24 points. Team U.S.A had defeated its previous seven opponents by an average of 35.6 points.

EDITORS' PICKS

THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER

Subscribe to the Week