United States basketballers win gold after stern test from Spain

United States basketballers win gold after stern test from Spain

United States 107 Spain 100

The United States overcame some fierce resistance from Spain to land their fifth basketball gold in six Olympic Games since the start of the 'Dream Team' era.

It was the closest final since the Soviet Union beat the Americans 51-50 40 years ago, and the second closest in Olympic history.

Kevin Durant scored 30 points to lead the Americans while LeBron James had 19 and Kobe Bryant 17.

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