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Olympics: Kobe Bryant fuels Team USA’s runaway victory in quarterfinals

Motivated Bryant scores 20 second-half points, leads USA to semis.



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"Disappointing result, but we’re going to be proud of ourselves," said Mills, the former Saint Mary’s star. "We left it all out on the court tonight. … The difference in the game was their transition buckets and 3-pointers. And Kobe got a little sniff, and great teams like that, that’s all they need."

mcl@sltrib.com

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Storylines USA 119, Australia 86

Kobe Bryant scores all 20 of his points in the second half of Wednesday’s victory over Australia.

»  The Americans will get a rematch in the Friday semifinals with Argentina, which advanced with an 82-77 victory over Brazil.

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