Spain gave Team USA their best shot in the men's basketball Gold Medal Game, but it would be the Americans that would come out on top with a 107-100 win.
Spain forward Pau Gasol gave the Americans fits down low, scoring 24 points, but an eye injury caused him to miss a critical stretch in which the Americans got separation from Spain.
After jumping out to an eight point lead after one quarter, Spain cut the deficit to one point at halftime and even at the end of the third quarter. However the defense of Chris Paul and the shooting of James down the stretch helped the U.S. get by.
This is the second consecutive gold medal in men's basketball for Team USA.
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