Canada's Shona Thorburn (6) shoots as Great Britain's Kim Butler (11) and Johannah Leedham (13) defend during the first half of a preliminary women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. (Eric Gay/AP)

Canada's Shona Thorburn (6) shoots as Great Britain's Kim Butler (11) and Johannah Leedham (13) defend during the first half of a preliminary women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. (Eric Gay/AP)

Spain barely holds off Great Britain in Olympic Basketball:    Spain and Great Britain entered Thursday's Group B game on two very different paths. Spain appears to be Team USA's biggest threat, and Great Britain is just trying to compete.    Spain won this game 79-78, but the basketball scene in London nearly took an unexpected turn. Luol Deng did his best impression of an Old West gunslinger, blazing his way to a 26-point effort. His production on both ends of the floor allowed his...

Spain vs. Great Britain Olympic Basketball: Grades, Twitter Reaction & Analysis

Spain barely holds off Great Britain in Olympic Basketball: Spain and Great Britain entered Thursday's Group B game on two very different paths. Spain appears to be Team USA's biggest threat, and Great Britain is just trying to compete. Spain won this game 79-78, but the basketball scene in London nearly took an unexpected turn. Luol Deng did his best impression of an Old West gunslinger, blazing his way to a 26-point effort. His production on both ends of the floor allowed his...

Bring on the Games!!  Olympic Schedule - Olympic Results - All Events | London 2012

Bring on the Games!! Olympic Schedule - Olympic Results - All Events | London 2012

Dominique Allen  Great Britain & N. Ireland  Basketball   Olympics

Dominique Allen Great Britain & N. Ireland Basketball Olympics

After scoring 20 points against Russia, Kim Smith drew a crowd, as Canada defeated Great Britain 73-65 in the women's basketball tournament at the London 2012 Olympic Games, July 30, 2012.

After scoring 20 points against Russia, Kim Smith drew a crowd, as Canada defeated Great Britain 73-65 in the women's basketball tournament at the London 2012 Olympic Games, July 30, 2012.

Celine Dumerc of France celebrates after hitting a three pointer with just seconds to go in the women's Basketball preliminary round match against Great Britain on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena.

Celine Dumerc of France celebrates after hitting a three pointer with just seconds to go in the women's Basketball preliminary round match against Great Britain on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena.

Athletes from Russia run out onto the court before the women's Basketball Preliminary Round match against Great Britain on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena.

Athletes from Russia run out onto the court before the women's Basketball Preliminary Round match against Great Britain on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena.

The Canadian women’s basketball team celebrates a win against Great Britain during preliminary action at the 2012 London Olympic Games, on July 30, 2012. Canada beat Great Britain 73-65.  COC photo: Jason Ransom

The Canadian women’s basketball team celebrates a win against Great Britain during preliminary action at the 2012 London Olympic Games, on July 30, 2012. Canada beat Great Britain 73-65. COC photo: Jason Ransom

Great Britain's Stewart grabs Australia's Batkovic during their women's Group B basketball match at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Basketball arena.

Great Britain's Stewart grabs Australia's Batkovic during their women's Group B basketball match at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Basketball arena.

Great Britain men's basketball team head to the EuroBasket in Slovenia knowing the future of their Olympic funding hangs in the balance.

GB seek EuroBasket top-six finish to secure Olympic funding

Great Britain men's basketball team head to the EuroBasket in Slovenia knowing the future of their Olympic funding hangs in the balance.

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