Originally written on Fox Olympics  |  Last updated 10/11/14
The U.S. men will play Spain for the gold medal Sunday in London's grand finale, but the true heir to the original Dream Team has already earned Olympics gold. The U.S. women steamrolled France en route to the program's fifth consecutive gold medal, 86-50, Saturday night at North Greenwich Arena. Candace Parker led the Americans with 21 points, as they completed a dominant run through the rest of the world. Going into the final, the U.S. had won its seven games by an average of 34.1 points and only had one contest closer than 25 - an 86-73 win over Australia In the semifinals. Early on, France looked as if it might finally give the U.S. a close game, holding a lead late in the first quarter. But the Americans found some breathing room just before halftime, then ran away from the French in a 26-12 third quarter.
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