Shved, Kirilenko lead Russia to bronze medal

Russia defeated Argentina 81-77 at the London Games on Sunday to win its first Olympic medal in men's basketball. Future Timberwolves Alexey Shved had 25 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Andrei Kirilenko, who is also returning to the NBA in Minnesota, added 20 points for the Russians.
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Russia defeated Argentina 81-77 at the London Games on Sunday to win its first Olympic medal in men's basketball. Future Timberwolves Alexey Shved had 25 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Andrei Kirilenko, who is also returning to the NBA in Minnesota, added 20 points for the Russians.

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