Team USA survives big scare from Spain to win Gold

Aug 24, 2008 | Posted by: spurssheriff | Full story: orlandosmagic.blogspot.com

In an entertaining, high-scoring game, Spain gave Team USA all it could handle in Sunday morning's Gold Medal Game in Beijing, as they came within 2 points of the Americans with over 8 minutes remaining in the ...

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Aug 26, 2008
 
If the refs had applied FIBA-rules, as they were supposed to, Team USA would definitely have lost, because the spanish were playing by FIBA-rules and team USA were playing by NBA-rules. Plus the refs seemed to be blind to the foul defending of the Americans in more than one occasion. I believe Spain was robbed and the Americans should have shown more respect to a team like Spain's team during the game. This isn't the NBA, this is international basketball, respect is the key in an olypmic tournament. I got the impression our American boys should have shown more respect at some points of the game.

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Great game. Missed calls on both sides. Looked a little like street ball near the end. Congrats USA.....Thanks Spain for making it such a worthwhile game.

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