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Day 4: Bogut, Aussies eliminate Russia; China clinches medal-round berth

Originally Published: August 16, 2008
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

The Boomers will be in the Olympic quarterfinals, and the reigning European champions will not.

On a pivotal day when the final eight teams were determined -- two days prior to the end of the preliminary round, and four days before the quarterfinals -- Australia got 22 points from Andrew Bogut to defeat Russia 95-80.

China also clinched a spot in the final eight by defeating Germany 59-55, joining the other qualifiers from Group B: Greece, Spain and the United States. The qualifiers ...

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