It was a close game for the Americans against Spain but Team U.S.A. was able to get past the Spaniards 107-100 to capture the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics for the second time.
This was the matchup everyone wanted to see and the game delivered. Both team's made runs throughout the game, the game saw physical exchanges (Tyson Chandler and Sergio Rodriguez), and was a nail-biter each quarter.
The U.S. was led by Kevin Durant's 30 points while LeBron James and Kobe Bryant finished with 19 and 17 points respectively. For Spain, they were led by Pau Gasol with 24 points and Juan Carlos Navarro finished with 21 points.
"We knew it wasn't going to be easy. We didn't want it easy," James said. "A lot of teams have won gold easy. We didn't want it that way. We're a competitive team and we love when it gets tight. That's when our will and determination kind of shows. It was the same way in '08."
With the win, records were made. Anthony Davis became the youngest player to win Olympic gold also earned himself a spot as one of the few players to win an NCAA title and earn a gold medal. Head coach Mike Krzyzewski matched Hank Iba as the only coaches to lead the U.S. to consecutive gold medals - though this was probably his last time around to lead the U.S. in Olympic play after finishing with a 62-1 record. LeBron passed David Robinson as the all-time scorer for Team U.S.A. and the game also marked Bryant's last time with the Men's National Team as he stated post game.
Now the team must find a new coach and begin assembling a team to qualify for the 2016 Rio Games.
Rounding out the medal winners, Spain finished with silver while Russia goes away with the bronze.
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