Associated Press, Published August 07 2012
US women beat Canada 91-48 to reach Olympic semis in basketball
It took the Americans a while to get going.
Unlike their last game when they had their way on offense in a 114-66 rout of China, the Americans were sloppy early on against Canada. So they turned up the defensive pressure.
The U.S. hasn't lost to Canada since playing in the 1975 world championship tournament.
The victory was the 39th straight for the Americans in Olympic play and came 20 years to the day after the win that started the streak — a 88-74 victory over Cuba for the bronze medal in the 1992 Barcelona Games.
The four-time defending gold medalists will make their eighth consecutive appearance in the Olympic semifinals.
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