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Marc Gasol scored 14 points, brother Pau had two huge blocked shots down the stretch and Spain nearly pitched a shutout over the final 6:50 to beat France 66-59 on Wednesday and advance to the semifinals in Olympic men's basketball.
Juan Carlos Navarro added 12 points and Pau Gasol 10 for the Spanish, the 2008 silver medalists who advance to play Russia on Friday.
Trailing 57-54 after Nicolas Batum's basket with 6:51 to play, Spain didn't allow another point until Mickael Gelabale's meaningless jumper with 5.5 seconds remaining, ending a two-game losing streak.
Tony Parker and Boris Diaw each scored 15 points for France, which grew frustrated at the finish and committed two unsportsmanlike fouls in the final half-minute.
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Dwight Howard is now a Laker, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.
The Los Angeles Lakers will receive Howard while the Denver Nuggets get Andre Iguodola, the Philadelpia 76ers receive Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson, and the Orlando Magic will get Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Nikola Vucevic and one protected future first-round pick from each of the other three teams.
Sources with the Los Angeles Lakers are now confirming to us that the team has acquired center Dwight Howard in a four-team deal that will reshape the NBA.
Reports right now suggest that the Lakers landed Howard and only surrendered Andrew Bynum and a future protected first-round draft pick.
As things appear now, the Denver Nuggets will get Andre Iguodala, the Philadelphia 76ers...
Kobe Bryant has woken up and that is a bad thing for the other teams moving forward. Bryant has is really the only American player that has struggled in these Olympics. Bryant found his touch again in the Americans 119-86 win over Australia in a Quarterfinal match up. Also LeBron James had a monster game what else is new?
Bryant really struggled in the 1st half but...
As we've previously talked about here, the romantic tale of the 2012 London Olympics has been Team USA basketballer Kobe Bryant and Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice. And it looks like the flirtations are continuing, with the pair today seen enjoying each other's company at the Olympic cycling event.
The photos, published on news.com.au show Bryant joking it up with Rice...
Everywhere you turn at these Olympics, Kobe Bryant has seemed to be there.
He might be out at Wimbledon, then over to the velodrome, off to see women's basketball, running by the pool, zipping over to track and field, or hitting beach volleyball.
Finally, nearly two weeks into the London Games, Bryant showed up on the basketball court.
Bryant was there all along, of course...
LONDON (AP) -- As the shot fell through the net, Kobe Bryant held up three fingers on each hand. It was his third straight 3-pointer in the fourth quarter, enough for the U.S. men's Olympic team to finally put away stubborn Australia.
Yes, all's fine with Bryant, and the Americans' gold medal hopes, as well.
Bryant silenced his critics and broke open a tight game with...
One of the bigger offseason acquisitions so far has been the Los Angeles Lakers adding All-Star point guard Steve Nash considering this team needed a true point guard for a while. The Lakers tried a variety of point guards but those players were just not up to par to what the team needed.
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The Sixers are engaged in four-team trade talks involving Dwight Howard that would net the team Andrew Bynum.
I guess this is the week for Olympic teammates to put each other on blast. First USA track teammates Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells expressed displeasure at the coverage Lolo Jones received, now an Autrailian women’s basketball Kobe Bryant was photographed sitting with Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice during an Olympic event. It’s alleged that the [...]
Yahoo! Sports reports the Magic, Lakers, Nuggets and 76ers are
engaged in four-way talks about a blockbuster deal involving Dwight
Howard, which would send the center to Los Angeles to team up with
Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash.
Another team up another team down for Team USA as they trounced Australia 119-86 advancing them to the men’s basketball semifinals.
Flashing three fingers in the air after his third consecutive three-pointer in the fourth quarter, Bryant finished the game with 20 points and helped push the game out of reach in the late stages.
LeBron finished with a triple-double, 11 points, 14...
After months and months of endless bull, the Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers completed a trade package that included Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum. But thanks to two unlikely teams, this deal would not have been completed. Who is the winner? Who are the losers? I can finally breathe after being suffocated by Dwight Howard talk the past 12 months. Wait, is that oxygen...