Coach Mike Krzyzewski ended his tenure as head coach of Team USA with a second consecutive gold medal as the United States fended off a strong effort by Spain to win, 107-100.
Kevin Durant led all scorers with 30 as the Americans nailed 15 threes, continuing their incredible shooting on the tournament. Former Memphis point guard Juan Carlos Navarro had a ridiculous 19 first-half points to make the game 59-58 at the half, while Pau Gasol actually put Spain in the lead in the third quarter, as he finished with 24. But the shots kept falling for the US while Spain's wouldn't, as the Spaniards didn't hit any triples in the second half after a scorching first half from beyond the arc.
Durant was helped by LeBron James, who had 19, including a late three-pointer, and Kobe Bryant, who had 17 points in his final Olympic game.
With Coach K stepping down from his role, Celtics coach and NBC analyst Doc Rivers speculated on-air that he would entertain the concept of being in charge of the American Olympic team in future, although that's little more than speculation.
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