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London Olympics 2012:Luol Deng Speaks Eloquently Following His Olympic Debut

On Sunday, Great Britain's men's basketball team played in its first Olympic game since 1964, and Bulls forward Luol Deng paced the team with 26 points. The Brits lost to Russia 95-75, but Deng, who played nearly the entire game, had other things on his mind when it was all over.

"It was a special moment," Deng said after his 26-point effort. "For us growing up, basketball didn't get much attention. We're playing against the world where basketball is everything in their country. We have dreams. We want to develop the game. Hopefully, we have youngsters watching and following our footsteps."

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Deng was 8-27 from the field and 8-12 from the free throw line. He had seven rebounds and three assists to go with the 26 points.

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