Russia beats Spain 77-74 in men's Olympic hoops

Updated: August 4, 2012, 10:36 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- A U.S.-Spain rematch for the Olympic men's basketball gold medal is now in jeopardy.

Thanks to a stunning comeback, it's Russia, not the Spanish, who won Group B and earned the right to avoid the Americans until the final.

Timofey Mozgov made the tiebreaking dunk with 18 seconds left, Vitaliy Fridzon scored 24 points and unbeaten Russia erased an 18-point deficit to pull out a 77-74 victory on Saturday.

"We won the group today," Russia coach David Blatt said. "It's ...

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