Olympic Basketball Results 2012: Most Dominant Performances from Day 8

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Olympic Basketball Results 2012: Most Dominant Performances from Day 8
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Day 8 of the Olympics was the fourth day of the men's basketball tournament, and though there were no major upsets—though Russia's defeat of Spain was unexpected—Lithuania came within a whisker of upsetting the mighty Team USA. 

In each of the six games played, at least one player from every winning team turned in a dominant performance, carrying his team to victory and one step closer to the medal podium. The dominant performances weren't left to the winning teams, however, with a few great performances that were in vain.

With Lithuania proving that Team USA isn't perfect, a new wave of hope is emerging through the tournament, and the world's best are setting their sights not just on a medal, but on the gold.

Here is a look at the six most dominant performances in the basketball tournament of Day 8 of the Olympics.

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