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Summer Olympics 2012: Team USA Men's Basketball Wins Gold Medal Game, 107-100

After a struggle for most of the game, Team USA was able to clinch back-to-back gold medals in men's basketball with a 107-100 win over Spain.

Kevin Durant had a game-high 30 points, but a stellar games from Spain's Pau Gasol with 24 points and Juan-Carlos Navarro with 21 points kept the Spaniards within striking distance.

With just a one-point lead going in to the fourth quarter, it would be LeBron James coming up with big baskets down the stretch and finishing with 19 points. Chris Paul also came up huge down the stretch with defensive plays that kept Spain from taking the lead.

Kobe Bryant also had a strong performance in what could be his last Olympic match, scoring 17 points.

For more on local Olympians, stick with SB Nation Pittsburgh's London 2012 Olympics StoryStream. For more from around the games, head over to SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics Hub Page.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.