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Deeper, more fit USA tops Australia

Americans will play for their fifth consecutive gold medal after rallying in semifinals

Updated: August 9, 2012, 6:41 PM ET
By Mechelle Voepel | ESPN.com

Quick-hit thoughts about Team USA's 86-73 semifinal victory over Australia on Thursday:

What happened: The game that most expected would be for the gold medal ending up happening a round earlier. The Australians played as well as they could have hoped in the first half, shooting 61 percent from the field and leading 47-43 at the break. Liz Cambage had 19 points, and Team USA wasn't able to give her much discomfort in the paint. Was an upset brewing?

Well, if you've ...

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