USA beat Serbia to win last gold

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The United States’ men’s basketball team thrashed Serbia 96-66 to win the final gold medal of the 2016 Olympics.

The Americans led 52-29 at half-time on their way to winning the title for the 15th time in 19 stagings.

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Kevin Durrant, part of the victorious American team at London 2012, scored 30 of his side’s points.

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Spain, beaten finalists at the past two Olympic Games, won the bronze medal in Rio as they defeated Australia 89-88 in a thrilling finish.

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The US’ winning margin was the biggest in a men’s Olympic basketball final since they beat Croatia 117-85 in Barcelona in 1992.

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Team USA finish top of the medal table with 46 golds, 37 silvers and 38 bronzes in an overall total of 121.

 

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