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Australia 109, Brazil 101, 2OT

July 24, 1996

ATLANTA (AP) _ Capsules of Wednesday’s men’s basketball games at the Summer Olympics:


Shane Heal scored 13 of his 35 points in the second overtime, leading Australia to a 109-101 victory over Brazil.

Heal converted a four-point play nine seconds into the second overtime to put Australia (2-1) ahead to stay. The point guard added a 3-pointer, four free throws and a nice driving layup.

Heal finished with six assists, was 8-for-15 from 3-point range and had all but four of Australia’s points in the second OT.

Brazil (1-2), which missed six of nine shots in the second overtime, got an unusual sub-par game from renowned scoring machine Oscar Schmidt.

He took only one shot in each of the two overtimes and finished with 24 points on 10-for-27 shooting. He was 4-for-16 from 3-point range after going 17-for-38 in Brazil’s first two games.

Andrew Gaze, who played at Seton Hall, added 28 points for Australia, while Josuel Dos Santos had 20 points and 13 rebounds for Brazil. Dos Santos scored the tying points at the end of both regulation and the first OT.

It was the second double-overtime game of the men’s tournament, Lithuania having beaten Croatia on Saturday.


Predrag Danilovic scored 19 points to lead eight players with at least eight points in Yugoslavia’s 118-95 rout of South Korea.

Danilovic, who plays for the Miami Heat, had 13 points in the first half as Yugoslavia (3-0) scored at will from inside to take a 57-28 halftime lead.

Yugoslavia, which also starts Vlade Divac of the Charlotte Hornets and former San Antonio Spur Zarko Paspalj, shot 73 percent and outrebounded South Korea 40-13 even though reserves played almost the entire second half.

Joo-Yeop Hyun had 20 points to lead South Korea (0-3), which has only one player on the roster taller than 6-foot-5.


China moved in position for its first-ever Olympic quarterfinal berth by beating Argentina 87-77.

Hu Wei-Dong and Zheng Wu each had 22 points for China (2-1), which has preliminary round games left against the United States and Lithuania but should still finish fourth in its six-team pool and advance.

China’s best previous finish in five appearances was 10th in 1984.

Argentina (1-2) played without two injured starters, power forward Marcelo Nicola and center Ruben Wolkowisky.

It was a 56-56 game with 11:55 left, but China took advantage of Argentina’s lack of size and depth to gradually pull away.

Juan Espil led Argentina with 25 points, shooting 6-for-10 from 3-point range.

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