US vs USSR Basketball

Olympic Basketball

Basic Backround

  • US has gotten a gold medal every olympics for basketball since 1936.
  • US was favorited to win
  • There was a interesting finish to the game

What Happened?

There was much arguing about the buzzer at the end of the game. The Soviets made a game winning shot but the US claimed they called a timeout before they made it. The referees added 3 seconds back onto the clock and let them play. The Soviets then came back and won the game.

Pictures of The Game