Rio Olympics 2016: USA beat Spain to set up men’s basketball final against Serbia

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The United States are aiming to win the men’s Olympic basketball title for the 15th time after they defeated Spain 82-76 to reach the final.

Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson scored 22 points in what was a repeat of the 2008 and 2012 Olympic finals.

USA will face Serbia in Sunday’s final after they defeated Australia 87-61.

“It means a lot to be in the final game for the gold. With passion like that it’s going to be tough for anyone to beat us,” said USA guard Kevin Durant.

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“We like our chances, so we’ve got to come out and play with a lot of intensity, a lot of passion and energy and we’ll be fine.”

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