The Soviet Union defeated the United States 101 to 87 in the final of the Nations' Cup basketball series, played in Bogota, Colombia, on Saturday (31 August).
GV Game begins with Soviet on attack scoring (2 shots)
GV US reply with strong attack and score
GV Soviets attacking and scoring at end of first half
SV Scoreboard showing Soviets leading 48 to 42
GV Second half begins. US on attack and score. Soviets reply with goal (2 shots)
GV US attacking and scoring goal ZOOM INTO players on sideline
GV Soviets attacking and scoring
SV Crowd watch as US attack and final whistle is blown
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Background: The Soviet Union defeated the United States 101 to 87 in the final of the Nations' Cup basketball series, played in Bogota, Colombia, on Saturday (31 August). About 30,000 South American basketball fans packad the stadium for the final.
The Soviets were away to a good start, scoring soon after the opening of the match. The United States counter-attacked and set a scoring pace which was to continue through to the end of the first period. The score then was the Soviet Union 48, the United States 42.
The blistering pace did not slacken dring the secodn half, with the final score - the Soviet Union 101, the United States 87.
On Thursday night (29 August) the US team entered the final round with a win over Puerto Rico. The score was 99-86.