Pau Gasol and Spain was able to keep the game close, but Team USA proved too tough down the stretch, capturing the men's basketball finale with a 107-100 win on Sunday in London to win the gold medal.
USA beat Spain 118-107 in the gold medal game in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
Gasol had 24 points and eight rebounds, including 15 points in the third quarter, as Spain trailed by a single point with 10 minutes remaining. Team USA outscored Spain 24-18 in the fourth quarter to pull away.
Chris Paul had five points early in the fourth quarter to give the United States a cushion, but Spain was able to keep the game relatively close in the final period. LeBron James helped put the game away late with a dunk with 2:47 remaining, and three-pointer with 1:59 left for a nine-point lead. James finished with 19 points.
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