Russia 94 dft CHina 81
After a tight first quarter Russia broke free in the second period and went on from there to claim the Olympic bronze medal, relegating China to fourth spot. Not much separated these two teams, both shooting at a good clip, and with a close rebound count. The game exposed China's lack of depth, with only 6 players topping ten minutes playing time for the game. Nan Chen finished the tournament brilliantly, hitting 9 of 12 on her way to 26 points, while Bekky Hammon again led Russia's efforts with 22.
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USA 92 dft Australia 65
If the result of the bronze medal game was not a surprise then the margin of the gold medal game was. After only four teams separated these two sides just two weeks ago at the Diamond Ball tournament, this was a very different matter. USA held Jackson scoreless in the first period and this set the tone for the game. Despite the Australians winning the battle of both the boards and the turnovers, they shot as poorly as they have for the Olympic tournament to destroy any chance they might have had. Jackson finished with 20 and 10, and Snell had 15 but four US players topped double figures in an emphatic performance.
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Lisa Leslie farewelled Olympic competition last night, and despite fouling out delivered her own version of a knockout blow in just 20 minutes on court. Leslie scored 14 points on 7 of 9 shooting, and had seven rebounds to lead her team on the glass. Some suggested she might not make this USA team, but she did, and right through the tournament made her presence felt.
Gold Medal game today and the whole world is talking about USA vs Spain. We are quite open....we think this USA team will earn the redeem tag that has been touted for it. We are also, perhaps controversially, backing Lithuania to beat Argentina.
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