Team USA loses in the medal semifinals.
After throttling Bulgaria in the quarterfinals, Team USA gave way a ten point lead in the fourth quarter to lose 69-68 versus Russia. The Russians outscored Team USA 20-9 in the final period of play to close out the win. Deon Thompson shook off a six point, five rebound performance in the quarterfinals to record a double-double versus Russia. Thompson had 12 points and 11 boards in a losing effort.
USA will take on Israel for the bronze medal on July 11th.