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SUSAN RAGAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
John Stockton, of the United States, urges his teammates on in the second half of gold medal basketball competition at the Centennial Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta Saturday, August 3, 1996. The Dream Team defeated Yugoslavia 95-69 for the gold medal in men's basketball. (AP Photo/Susan Ragan)

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The Dream Team led by a single point with 14 minutes left in the gold-medal game but avoided embarrassment with a 95-69 victory.

The game turned after Vlade Divac picked up his fifth foul and Yugoslavia couldn't protect the inside. David Robinson took charge, scoring nine straight points as the United States pulled away, surpassing Michael Jordan to become the career scoring leader for the Americans.

John Stockton dribbled out the final 25 seconds as the Dream Team quietly celebrated.

"We won the gold medal and that is what matters," Karl Malone said.

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