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It was the much-anticipated matchup at the 2012 Olympic Games as Team Spain and the U.S. battled for the gold medal and the game lived up to the hype.
It was a tightly contested game for much of four quarters, until the U.S. pulled away late in the game thanks to timely defensive plays and a little luck with Marc Gasol getting into foul trouble early on which benefited Team U.S.A.
And though weeks have passed since the U.S. walked away with the gold medal and Spain with the silver, Team Spain and Los Angeles Lakers' Pau Gasol is still reeling from the loss. Gasol played quite well for Spain but it wasn't enough as he reflected on the loss.
Obviously, it was hard to lose the final game, as we did in ’08. It was another great opportunity for us to show that we had a chance. Obviously we didn’t get to finish it off, we didn’t get to win it, but I think we showed a great level of competitiveness, spirit and talent. It was a good game. Unfortunately we came out...
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