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Kirilenko leads Russia over Great Britain

Andrei Kirilenko scored 35 points and led Russia to a preliminary round win over Great Britain, 95-75.

Alexey Shved contributed a double-double, dropping in 16 points and dishing 13 assists, as Russia won its first game of the Olympics.

Luol Deng paced Great Britain with 26 points in a losing effort, while Pops Mensah-Bonsu added 22.

Russia opened up a 15-point lead at half after outscoring Great Britain 25-15 in the second quarter.