USA Basketball: Grades for the Gold Medal Game

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USA Basketball: Grades for the Gold Medal Game
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The United States men's national basketball team defeated Spain 107-100 in Sunday's gold-medal game. The contest was a lot closer than it should have been.

The U.S. team, which has put forth an incredible display of basketball prowess throughout the Olympic tournament, did not play up to their ability level. They did enough, however, to repeat as Olympic champions, and in doing so, relegated this generation of Spanish players to the dubious position of being the greatest international basketball team to never win a gold medal.

As with every Olympic contest, some players played better than others. Here are the grades for the U.S. team's gold-medal win. 

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