Russia reaches basketball semis
LONDON -- The hugs and high-fives were hard and heartfelt. Even Russia's postgame celebration was physical as coach David Blatt got a bloody nose.
"I was knocked down, but not knocked out," he said.
The Russians are still standing, too.
Dismissed entering these Olympics, they can no longer be ignored.
Andrei Kirilenko scored 19 points and Timofey Mozgov added 17 as Russia, overlooked among the top medal contenders before arriving in England, moved into the semifinals ...
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