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2012 London Olympics: Team USA Men's Basketball Wins Gold Medal Game Over Spain, 107-100

It didn't come easy, but Team USA was able to outlast Spain in the Gold Medal Game in men's basketball, winning 107-100.

Led by Kevin Durant's game-high 30 points, the U.S.'s high-speed offense jumped out to a 35-27 lead, but Spain would fight back, cutting the deficit to 59-58 at the half. After an even third, the score was 83-82 going into the final period. It was there that the clutch shooting from Durant and LeBron James led to the victory by seven points.

For Spain, Pau Gasol gave it his all, as his 24 points gave the U.S. fits down low. Guard Juan-Carlos Navarro also came through with 21 points but it was not enough for Spain.

Helping out Durant for the U.S. was James who scored 19 points while Kobe Bryant added 17 and Chris Paul scored 11.

Immediately following the game, the celebration was on for James.



For a complete schedule of events and dates medals will be awarded, visit NBC Sports' official Olympic website. For complete coverage from the 2012 London Olympics, keep checking this StoryStream and visit SB Nation's Olympics hub.

Photographs by, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.