The final of the men's basketball tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics has felt predestined all along. Team USA will take on Spain for the gold medal as the London games close out on Sunday. It's a rematch of the 2008 final, which the Americans won 118-107.
Team USA will be heavily favored and expected to repeat as Olympic champions, but Spain's roster is certainly intimidating. Brothers Pau Gasol and Marc Gasol will be a load inside for an American team light on size. Starting center Tyson Chandler will be expected to stay out of foul trouble and provide the type of interior presence that has made him one of the NBA's premier defenders.
Game date: Sunday, August 12
Game time: 2:00 p.m. CT
TV: NBC Sports Network
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