U.S. Basketball Beats Spain

The American men’s basketball team beat Spain 107–100 on Sunday in one of the last events of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Team USA won its second consecutive gold medal in the sport. Spain had been widely considered one of the teams most likely to present a challenge to the undefeated U.S. men’s squad. The American men nearly fell to another serious contender, Argentina, in the semifinals. Beyond a team gold, there were some considerable egos at stake, with LeBron James adding an Olympic gold to what has already been an all-star year for him.