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win meant little, however, with Russia (4-1) assured of top spot in
Group B and Australia (3-2) sure to finish fourth and scheduled to face
the heavily favored United States team in the quarterfinals Wednesday.

Australia
led for most of the game but Andrei Kirilenko had a three-point play
and Mills missed a 3-pointer with less than a minute to play. Vitaliy
Fridzon made two free throws with four seconds on the clock to put
Russia up 80-79.

But Mills got the ball at the top of the key and sank his winner.

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