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The women's teams starts their preliminary rounds on Saturday, July 28. To some spectators, the USA is a heavy favorite here to win the gold medal, which occurs on August 11. Here are the teams and times that competition will take place on Saturday.

Group A:

- China vs. Czech Republic @ 09:00 BST;

- Turkey vs. Angola @ 14:30 BST;

- United States vs. Croatia @ 16:45 BST.

Group B:

- Canada vs. Russia @ 11:15 BST;

- Brazil vs. France @ 20:00 BST;

- Australia vs. Great Britain @ 22:15 BST.

Link: http://www.london2012.com/basketball/schedule-and-results/day=28-july/all-day.html

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This time, the men start their basketball tournament, with their opening July 29 matches.

Group A:

- Nigeria vs. Tunisia @ 09:00 BST;

- United States vs. France @ 14:30 BST;

- Argentina vs. Lithuania @ 22:15 BST.

Group B:

- Brazil vs. Australia @ 11:15 BST;

- Spain vs. China @ 16:45 BST;

- Russia vs. Great Britain @ 20:00 BST.

Link: http://www.london2012.com/basketball/schedule-and-results/day=29-july/all-day.html

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Ok the US Team did it well against France, but is far from a "Dream Team", of course in the last quarter they didn't played with LeBron or Kobe...

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Today (July 30), the women continue their preliminary matches. Here is the schedule to be played out.

Group A:

- Croatia vs. China @ 09:00 BST;

- Czech Republic vs. Turkey @ 11:15 BST;

- Angola vs. United States @ 22:15 BST.

Group B:

- France vs. Australia @ 14:30 BST;

- Russia vs. Brazil @ 16:45 BST;

- Great Britain vs. Canada @ 20:00 BST.

Link: http://www.london2012.com/basketball/schedule-and-results/day=30-july/all-day.html

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Croatia 58 - 63 China

Czech Rep 57 - 61 Turkey

Angola 38 - 90 USA

France 74 - 70 Australia (AET)

Russia 69 - 59 Brazil

Great Britain 65 - 73 Canada

The French women's basketball team produced a stunning overtime upset of three-times silver medallists Australia on Monday in a wildly entertaining game in the Olympic tournament.

The 74-70 victory for France marked the first Olympic defeat for Australia against a team other the United States since 1996 and gave the winners a 2-0 record in preliminary play while dropping the losers to 1-1.

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The tightly played contest had a thrilling moment that went in Australia's favour at the end of regulation time.

After France had taken a 65-62 lead with three seconds left in the game, Australian Belinda Snell heaved up a miracle shot from beyond the midcourt line that went through the hoop with no time left on the clock to send the game into overtime.

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The men continue their rounds by playing out their matches listed below, for July 31.

Group A:

- Lithuania vs. Nigeria @ 14:30 BST;

- France vs. Argentina @ 20:00 BST;

- Tunisia vs. United States @ 22:15 BST.

Group B:

- China vs. Russia @ 09:00 BST;

- Australia vs. Spain @ 11:15 BST;

- Great Britain vs. Brazil @ 16:45 BST.

Link: http://www.london2012.com/basketball/schedule-and-results/day=31-july/all-day.html

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Today (August 1) sees that the women continue their preliminary matches.

Group A:

- China vs. Angola @ 11:15 BST;

- Croatia vs. Czech Republic @ 20:00 BST;

- United States vs. Turkey @ 22:15 BST.

Group B:

- Canada vs. France @ 09:00 BST;

- Australia vs. Brazil @ 14:30 BST;

- Great Britain vs. Russia @ 16:45 BST.

Link: http://www.london2012.com/basketball/schedule-and-results/day=1-august/all-day.html

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More preliminary matches for the men on August 2.

Group A:

- France vs. Lithuania @ 09:00 BST;

- Argentina vs. Tunisia @ 14:30 BST;

- United States vs. Nigeria @ 22:15 BST.

Group B:

- Australia vs. China @ 11:15 BST;

- Brazil vs. Russia @ 16:45 BST;

- Spain vs. Great Britain @ 20:00 BST.

Link: http://www.london2012.com/basketball/schedule-and-results/day=2-august/all-day.html

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Australia 81 - 61 China

Argentina 92 - 69 Tunisia

Brazil 74 - 75 Russia

Vitaliy Fridzon’s 3-pointer with four seconds left gave Russia a 75-74 victory over Brazil, keeping the Russians unbeaten in the Olympic men’s basketball tournament.

In the best game of the tournament thus far, the Russians blew an 11-point lead, falling behind 74-72 on Marcelo Huertas’ layup with 6.1 seconds left. Russia called timeout and threw the ball into Fridzon along the left corner, who knocked down the jumper while appearing to have his leg hit as he was shooting.

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Spain 79 - 78 Great Britain

USA 156 - 73 Nigeria

Team USA set a record for most points in an Olympic basketball game to win a third consecutive blowout, this one a 156-73 victory over Nigeria on Thursday.

Anthony made nine of 11 three-point attempts and had 37 points in 14 minutes, 29 seconds as the U.S. blew past the old record of 138 points set by Brazil in 1988 against Egypt.

The U.S. led at halftime, 78-45, and after three quarters, 119-62, at the Olympic Park basketball arena.

Russell Westbrook had 21 points, Kobe Bryant had 16, all in the first half, and Kevin Durant added 14.

Bryant had 14 points in the first six minutes to push the U.S. to a 49-35 lead after the first quarter. That's a 10-minute quarter.

The U.S. beat France in its opener, 98-71, and Tunisia two days later, 110-63.

Former NBA player Ike Diogu had 27 points for Nigeria.

The U.S. plays Lithuania on Saturday, its second-to-last preliminary game before quarterfinals begin.

http://www.latimes.c...0,2471652.story

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Women's basketball preliminary matches highlight the August 3 schedule.

Group A:

- Angola vs. Croatia @ 09:00 BST;

- Turkey vs. China @ 16:45 BST;

- Czech Republic vs. United States @ 22:15 BST.

Group B:

- Russia vs. Australia @ 11:15 BST;

- Brazil vs. Canada @ 14:30 BST;

- France vs. Great Britain @ 20:00 BST.

Link: http://www.london2012.com/basketball/schedule-and-results/day=3-august/all-day.html

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The men continue their preliminary basketball matches for August 4.

Group A:

- Tunisia vs. France @ 09:00 BST;

- Lithuania vs. United States @ 14:30 BST;

- Nigeria vs. Argentina @ 22:15 BST.

Group B:

- Russia vs. Spain @ 11:15 BST;

- China vs. Brazil @ 16:45 BST;

- Great Britain vs. Australia @ 20:00 BST.

Link: http://www.london2012.com/basketball/schedule-and-results/day=4-august/all-day.html

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The U.S. men's basketball team survived its first test of the Olympics Saturday, beating Lithuania 99-94 after trailing in the fourth quarter.

Two nights after beating Nigeria by 83 points and scoring an Olympic-record 156 points, the Americans didn't take the lead for good until Chris Paul's 3-pointer with 5:38 remaining.

LeBron James took over late, scoring eight of his 20 points in the final four minutes to help the Americans remain unbeaten and avoid their first loss in the Olympics since falling to Argentina in the 2004 semifinals. Carmelo Anthony also scored 20 and Kevin Durant had 16.

The U.S. could never gain control of the game, leading just 55-51 at halftime after a poor defensive effort and yielding 58 percent shooting for the game.

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