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The United States kept their basketball gold medal dreams alive Tuesday by grinding past world champions Spain and into the semifinals, while Slovenia crushed Germany to make the last four on their Olympic debut.

Sharp-shooting Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant poured in 29 points and four assists while Boston’s Jayson Tatum chipped in 13 in a battle between the world’s top two teams, nullifying Ricky Rubio’s 38-point spree for Spain.

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