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Basketball, Men

Date26 July – 8 August 1992
StatusOlympic
LocationPalacio Municipal de Deportes de Badalona, Badalona
Participants142 from 12 countries
FormatRound-robin pools advance teams to classification matches.

For the first time, all basketball professionals were declared eligible to compete at the Olympics, including members of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the United States’ major professional league. This allowed the US to field a team of professional all-stars, which was certainly the greatest basketball team ever assembled, and was dubbed the “Dream Team”. The team gained incredible attention from the media and fans, both in the United States and Spain, as well as throughout the world, and easily won the gold medal. The team members were Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Clyde Drexler, Patrick Ewing, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Michael Jordan, Christian Laettner, Karl Malone, Chris Mullin, Scottie Pippen, David Robinson, and John Stockton. Subsequent US teams, made up of NBA players, were labeled Dream Team II and Dream Team III, but the 1992 team was considered by far the most outstanding.

At the Olympics, the level of US dominance was laughable. Many of the players on other teams deemed it an honor to simply play against the Dream Team and many opponents asked for autographs and posed for pictures with the US players. The Dream Team averaged over 117 points per game. Their “closest” two games were against Croatia, which it defeated by 32 and 33 points. The average margin of victory was just under 44 points.

PosNrTeamNOCWLPtsPoints
1United StatesUSA8016938–588Gold
2CroatiaCRO6212681–656Silver
3LithuaniaLTU6212753–725Bronze
4Unified TeamEUN5310660–606
5BrazilBRA448692–741
6AustraliaAUS448686–663
7GermanyGER356620–710
8Puerto RicoPUR356692–737
9SpainESP346571–632
10AngolaANG254478–539
11VenezuelaVEN254573–619
12People's Republic of ChinaCHN070547–675

Preliminary Round (26 July – 2 August 1992)

Group A (26 July – 2 August 1992)

Round-robin pools.

PosNOCWLPtsPoints
1USA5010579–350
2CRO418423–400
3BRA234420–463
4GER234369–432
5ANG142324–392
6ESP142398–476

Match #126 Jul 16:30USA 116 – 48ANG
Match #226 Jul 20:30GER 83 – 74ESP
Match #326 Jul 22:30CRO 93 – 76BRA
Match #427 Jul 14:30GER 64 – 63ANG
Match #527 Jul 20:30USA 103 – 70CRO
Match #627 Jul 22:30ESP 101 – 100BRA
Match #729 Jul 11:30BRA 76 – 66ANG
Match #829 Jul 20:30USA 111 – 68GER
Match #929 Jul 22:30CRO 88 – 79ESP
Match #1031 Jul 11:30ANG 83 – 63ESP
Match #1131 Jul 20:30CRO 99 – 78GER
Match #1231 Jul 22:30USA 127 – 83BRA
Match #1302 Aug 9:30BRA 85 – 76GER
Match #1402 Aug 11:30CRO 73 – 64ANG
Match #1502 Aug 22:30USA 122 – 81ESP

Group B (26 July – 2 August 1992)

Round-robin pools.

PosNOCWLPtsPoints
1EUN418425–373
2LTU418481–424
3AUS326432–396
4PUR326445–440
5VEN142392–427
6CHN050381–496

Match #126 Jul 9:30EUN 78 – 64VEN
Match #226 Jul 11:30LTU 112 – 75CHN
Match #326 Jul 14:30AUS 116 – 76PUR
Match #427 Jul 9:30PUR 100 – 68CHN
Match #527 Jul 11:30LTU 87 – 79VEN
Match #627 Jul 16:30EUN 85 – 63AUS
Match #729 Jul 9:30AUS 78 – 71VEN
Match #829 Jul 14:30EUN 100 – 84CHN
Match #929 Jul 16:30LTU 104 – 91PUR
Match #1031 Jul 9:30PUR 96 – 82VEN
Match #1131 Jul 14:30AUS 88 – 66CHN
Match #1231 Jul 16:30EUN 92 – 80LTU
Match #1302 Aug 14:30VEN 96 – 88CHN
Match #1402 Aug 16:30LTU 98 – 87AUS
Match #1502 Aug 20:30PUR 82 – 70EUN

Quarter-Finals (4 August 1992)

Single-elimination.

Match #104 Aug 14:30USA 115 – 77PUR
Match #204 Aug 16:30CRO 98 – 65AUS
Match #304 Aug 20:30LTU 114 – 96BRA
Match #404 Aug 22:30EUN 83 – 76GER

Classification Round 5-8 (6 August 1992)

Classification matches.

Match #106 Aug 9:30BRA 86 – 84PUR
Match #206 Aug 11:30AUS 109 – 79GER

Classification Round 9-12 (4 August 1992)

Classification matches.

Match #104 Aug 9:30ANG 79 – 69CHN
Match #204 Aug 11:30ESP 95 – 81VEN

Semi-Finals (6 August 1992)

Single-elimination.

Match #106 Aug 16:30USA 127 – 76LTU
Match #206 Aug 22:30CRO 75 – 74EUN

Final Round (6 – 8 August 1992)

Medal round.

Match 1/208 Aug 22:00USA 117 – 85CRO
Match 3/408 Aug 13:00LTU 82 – 78EUN
Match 5/608 Aug 11:00BRA 90 – 80AUS
Match 7/808 Aug 20:00GER 96 – 86PUR
Match 9/1006 Aug 11:00ESP 78 – 75ANG
Match 11/1206 Aug 9:00VEN 100 – 97CHN

Rankings

Points
Scoring Average
2-point Field Goals Made
2-point Field Goals %
3-point Field Goals Made
3-point Field Goals %
Total Field Goals Attempted
Total Field Goals %
Free Throws Made
Free Throws %
Total Rebounds
Assists
Steals
Turnovers
Blocked Shots
Personal Fouls