USA basketball slams Spain, grabs gold

12:21 PM, Aug 12, 2012   |    comments
Kevin Durant and LeBron James celebrate in the Men's Basketball gold medal game between the United States and Spain. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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LONDON -- It was close, and then it wasn't.

USA Basketball won gold in London with a big fourth quarter, beating Spain 107-100.

Kevin Durant scored 30 points and LeBron James scored five critical points down the stretch.

It was Team USA's 14th gold medal, a record in men's hoops, and it was the second straight triumph over Spain in the Olympic final.

Pau Gasol led Spain with 24 points, but the USA turned a one-point lead after three into another gold medal by outscoring Spain 25-18 in the fourth.

With the gold medal, James and Carmelo Anthony join David Robinson as the only U.S. men's basketball players with three Olympic medals.

(Associated Press)

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