BEIJING (AP) - The United States has won the gold medal in
Olympic men's basketball with a 118-107 victory against Spain.
The Americans won their first gold medal since the 2000
Olympics, but not without a fight. They led by just four points
with less than 2½ minutes remaining Sunday before pulling away to
beat the same team they handled by 37 points in pool play.
Dwyane Wade scored 27 points and Kobe Bryant added 20 for the
Rudy Fernandez had 22 points and Pau Gasol finished 21 for
Spain, the world champions who were trying for their first Olympic