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2012 Olympics Basketball: Pau Gasol, Spain Advance To Gold Medal Game With 67-59 Win Over Russia

Pau Gasol had 16 points and 12 rebounds as Spain beat Russia 67-59 to advance to the gold medal game in the 2012 Olympics, the second consecutive Olympic gold medal game for Spain.

Russia led 31-20 at halftime, but a 26-15 advantage in the third quarter tied the score heading into the final period.

Jose Calderon scored 14 points and had three assists for Spain, and made 4-of-9 shots from three-point range. Marc Gasol had 11 points, four rebounds, and three assists in the win.

Sasha Kaun scored 14 points to lead Russia. Andrei Kirilenko added 10 points and eight rebounds in defeat.

Spain will play the winner of the other semifinal, as Team USA battles Argentina Friday afternoon. The United States beat Spain 118-107 in the gold medal game in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

The gold medal game will take place on Sunday morning, a 7 a.m. PDT start.

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