Though Team Russia didn’t quite reach the lofty heights BiE had forecast, a hearty congratulations go out to the team today for its 81-77 win over Argentina to take the 2012 Olympics bronze medal in its best showing of the post-Soviet Union era. Wire report runs below.

Russia edges Argentina for Olympic basketball bronze (via AFP)

NBA-bound Alexey Shved scored 13 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter to power Russia over Argentina 81-77 on Sunday to win the Olympic men’s basketball bronze medal game. The bronze medal was the first for Russia playing under their own flag in the sport since the breakup of the Soviet…

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