Top shots from the hardwood: U.S. men’s and women’s basketball teams drive for gold

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U.S. vs Japan women’s finals

 USA's Brittney Griner takes a selfie with her teammates.
USA’s Brittney Griner takes a selfie with her teammates after beating Japan in the women’s gold medal final.
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)
USA's A'Ja Wilson (9) and Chelsea Gray celebrate.
USA’s A’Ja Wilson and Chelsea Gray celebrate after defeating Japan to capture the gold.
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)
 Sue Bird and teammate Diana Taurasi
Sue Bird chuckles as teammate Diana Taurasi proclaims “We’re going to France!” after beating Japan in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Women’s Basketball Final.
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USA's Tina Charles and Brittney Griner.
USA’s Tina Charles gives a gold medal to Brittney Griner at the medal ceremony.
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USA's Brittney Griner, Japan's Maki Takada
USA’s Brittney Griner shoots over Japan’s Maki Takada during first half action.
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U.S. vs. France men’s finals

USA team celebrates
The USA basketball team celebrate after defeating France to win the gold medal game.
(Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
USA's Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant celebrates after winning the gold medal game.
(Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
 USA's Bam Adebayo, left, Jrue Holiday, France's Guerschon Yabusele.
USA’s Bam Adebayo, left, and Jrue Holiday block a shot from France’s Guerschon Yabusele.
(Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
 USA's Draymond Green is fouled by France's Vincent Poirier.
USA’s Draymond Green is fouled by France’s Vincent Poirier while going after a loose ball.
(Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
USA's Draymond Green, France's Moustapha Fall
USA’s Draymond Green knocks the ball away from France’s Moustapha Fall in the first half.
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U.S. vs. Serbia semifinal

Serbia's Maja Skoric grabs Sylvia Fowles' jersey during a semifinal basketball game at the Tokyo Olympics.
Sylvia Fowles of the U.S. grabs a rebound in front of Serbia’s Maja Skoric during a semifinal game.
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Brittney Griner of the U.S. holds the basketball at the Tokyo Olympics.
Brittney Griner grabs a rebound against Serbia in the second half.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Serbia's Nevena Jovanovic fouls A'ja Wilson during a basketball game at the Tokyo Olympics.
A’ja Wilson is fouled by Serbia’s Nevena Jovanovic while driving to the basket.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

U.S. vs. Australia semifinal

Damian Lillard drives into the arm of Australia’s Matt Dellavedova at the Tokyo Olympics.
The U.S.’ Damian Lillard gets an arm in his face as he dribbles past Australia’s Matt Dellavedova in the first half of the semifinal game.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Devin Booker dives for the basketball in front of Australia’s Dante Exum at the Tokyo Olympics.
Devin Booker dives to steal the ball against Australia’s Dante Exum in the second half of a semifinal game.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Draymond Green and Devin Booker get the basketball away from Australia’s Nathan Sobey at the Tokyo Olympics.
Draymond Green, left, and Devin Booker strip the ball from Australia’s Nathan Sobey in the first half of a semifinal game.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

U.S. vs. Australia quarterfinal

Breanna Stewart battles for a loose ball with Australia center Marianna Tolo at the Tokyo Olympics.
U.S. small forward Breanna Stewart, left, and Australia center Marianna Tolo battle for a loose ball during Wednesday’s game.
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Breanna Stewart dives over Australia's Alanna Smith in women's basketball at the Tokyo Olympics.
U.S. forward Breanna Stewart dives over Team Australia power forward Alanna Smith for a loose ball during second-half action.
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Brittney Griner shoots over Marianna Tolo during women's basketball at the Tokyo Olympics.
The U.S.’ Brittney Griner shoots over Australian center Marianna Tolo.
(Robert Gauthier/ Los Angeles Times)
Diana Taurasi runs up the court with the ball during women's basketball at the Tokyo Olympics.
Guard Diana Taurasi brings the ball up court as Australia scrambles on defense during the women’s basketball quarterfinal.
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Chelsea Gray drives past Australia power forward Cayla George at the Tokyo Olympics.
U.S. guard Chelsea Gray drives past Australia power forward Cayla George during first-half action.
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Australia guard Jenna O'Hea sits on the basketball court grimacing at the Tokyo Olympics.
Australia guard Jenna O’Hea grimaces after being knocked off her feet during second-half action.
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Australian Katie Ebzery fouls Diana Taurasi during the women's basketball quarterfinal at the Tokyo Olympics.
Australia guard Katie Ebzery fouls U.S. guard Diana Taurasi on a three-pointer shot.
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Spectacular images from L.A. Times staff at the Tokyo Olympics