USA vs. Lithuania: Winners and Losers

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USA vs. Lithuania: Winners and Losers
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Team USA's basketball team entered the 2012 Summer Olympics with the highest expectations of any athletes present. From their superstar presence to the fact that Coach K simply could not lose with this team, everyone was expecting greatness.

No one, however, expected a five-point victory against Lithuania.

With the game in the books and the history written, it's time to evaluate what we saw. This was not a weak effort by the Americans, nor was it necessarily a "Miracle on Hardwood." Instead, it was a battle between two great teams with victory on their mind.

The question is, who was it that shined? Who led their team to victory? Who benefited the most? On the other side of the coin, who did the most damage in the wrong sense of the word?

For all of those answers and more, the following slides will tell you just that.

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