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Argentina wins at buzzer; Spains tops China

Updated: August 17, 2004, 3:04 AM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Manu Ginobili's off-balance shot left his hand just a split-second before the final buzzer, dropping through the basket to give Argentina a thrilling 83-82 victory over Serbia-Montenegro on Sunday on the first day of Olympic men's basketball.

While Argentina's players mobbed Ginobili, Serbia-Montenegro's coach protested that the shot came after the buzzer. Television replays showed that he released the ball in time.

Ginobili scored 27 points for Argentina, which avenged ...

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