USA basketball at the Olympics

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Americans cruise to second gold

Credit: AP

1948 London Olympics

Americans cruise to second gold

1948 LONDON OLYMPICS

Result: Gold medal

Key players: Alex Groza (11.1 PPG), Bob Kurland (9.3 PPG)


The U.S. suffered a scare in group play, sneaking by Argentina, 59-57. It was smooth sailing after that, though, as the United States won their next five games by an average of 35.2 points, including a 65-21 romp in the gold-medal game against France.

Pictured: J.B. Renick, No. 55, scores against Switzerland at Harringay Arena. Renick was the captain of Team USA. (July 30, 1948).

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