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US women's basketball advances to gold medal game

US women's basketball advances to gold medal game

Diana Taurasi scored 21 points and the U.S. women's basketball team beat Russia 67-52 on Thursday to advance to its fourth straight Olympic gold medal game.
The Americans will face either Australia or China on Saturday as they try to win an unprecedented fourth straight gold.
The U.S. had been averaging 99.2 points as they cruised through the first six games, winning by 43 points a contest. However the Americans hadn't played a team as good as Russia, which had been inconsistent during the Olympics, barely winning games in pool play.
The Russians gave the Americans their closest game of the Olympics.