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Saturday, August 20, 2016

US women win 6th straight GOLD Olympic hoops title at #Rio2016

United States' Lindsay Whalen celebrates a score against Spain during a women's gold medal basketball game at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.
© AP Photo/Eric Gay United States' Lindsay Whalen celebrates a score against Spain during a women's gold medal basketball game at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.
The U.S. women's basketball team won a sixth consecutive Olympic gold medal in dominant fashion, routing Spain 101-72 on Saturday. Taurasi and the Americans played nearly flawless basketball in Rio, and were never challenged. They have won 49 consecutive games in the Olympics with only one of those decided by single digits.

With that kind of sustained success, no one wants to say this is the best women's basketball team ever assembled. They won by nearly 40 points a game, but fell short of the record 102.4 points the 1996 team averaged.

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