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United States advances to Gold medal game versus Spain

United States advances to Gold medal game versus Spain

Kevin Durant scored a game-high 19 points while LeBron James added 18 to go along with seven rebounds and seven assists to lead the United States to another dominating 2012 Olympics victory over Manu Ginobili, Luis Scola and the Argentinean National Team from London, England Friday night. Durant hit four of his game-high five treys in a pivotal 27-17 third quarter that ultimately took Argentina’s spirit in the contest. Carmelo Anthony only added to their dismay as … Read entire article »

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USA Basketball: Blake Griffin out of Olympics with torn meniscus in left knee

Blake Griffin has been ruled out of the 2012 London Olympics due to a torn meniscus in his left knee. Griffin appears to have aggravated the injury during a scrimmage with the U.S. Olympic team while training in Las Vegas this week. According to the L.A. Times the 23-year old power forward who signed a 5-yr, $95 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Clippers earlier this week will not suit up for the Olympic team in London. However, by all reports Griffin should be ready to play by the start of the 2012-13 season with an 8-week recovery timetable necessary to heal the injury. No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft Anthony Davis will replace Griffin in the upcoming London Olympic competition. Source: L.A. Times, NBA.com … Read entire article »

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