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Erin Phillips #13 of the Indiana Fever dribbles past Seimone Augustus #33 of the Minnesota Lynx during Game Three of the 2012 WNBA Finals on October 19, 2012 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.

It was the decision which cost Erin Phillips an Olympic medal, but which helped yield the Australian basketball star a WNBA championship ring.

The Australian Emus take on New Zealand in the 2012 Oceania Championships.

BASKETBALL: The Australian Emus and Gems have claimed a series sweep of New Zealand to win the 2012 FIBA Oceania Under 19 Championships and book their place at the 2013 FIBA Under 19 World Championships.

Head coach Carrie Graf of Australia coaches against Russia during the Women's Basketball Bronze Medal game on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 11, 2012 in London, England.

BASKETBALL: Australian women's basketball coach Carrie Graf concedes her future is undecided, but the veteran mentor says she's in no rush for that to change.

Basketball wrap up

13 August 2012
Patrick Mills #5 celebrates after making the game winning three point shot against Russia in the final seconds of the Men's Basketball Preliminary Round match on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Basketball Arena on August 6, 2012 in London, England.

BASKETBALL: Australian women’s coach Carrie Graf and men’s coach Brett Brown are tremendously excited about the potential of the two teams considering the great form of our young players at these Olympics.

Bronzed Opals

12 August 2012
Lauren Jackson #15 of Australia attempts a shot against Anna Petrakova #13 and Natalya Vieru #11 of Russia during the Women's Basketball Bronze Medal game on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 11, 2012 in London, England.

BASKETBALL: Australia have put the disappointment of a semi-final loss to the USA behind them to win the bronze medal match in women’s basketball at North Greenwich Arena.

Liz Cambage #14 of Australia looks to move the ball in the post in the first half against Tina Charles #14 of United States during the Women's Basketball semifinal on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympics Games at North Greenwich Arena.

BASKETBALL: The USA have proved to be Australia’s basketball nemesis yet again, powering home in the second half to beat the Opals in the women’s semi-finals on Day 13.

Joe Ingles #7 of Australia celebratings scoring two points and drawing a foul with teammates Patrick Mills #5 and Matt Dellavedova #9 in the first half against China during the Men's Basketball Preliminary Round match on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena on August 2, 2012 in London, England.

BASKETBALL: The basketball world is loving Patrick Mills at these Olympics. And it’s pretty fond of Joe Ingles, too.

BASKETBALL: Australia couldn’t come up with the stunning upset win over the star-studded USA that our players would have been able to dine out on forever, but at least they gave it a crack.

BASKETBALL: The Boomers have gone down 119-86 to an impressive USA unit that ran away with the game in the fourth quarter. The USA team put on a 35-16 final term to blowout the Aussies who had fought back to a small deficit on a number of occasions. The Boomers will now playoff for 5th to 8th place.

Rachel Jarry #13 of Australia puts up a shot against China during the Women's Basketball quaterfinal on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Basketball Arena on August 7, 2012 in London, England.

BASKETBALL: The Australian women’s basketball team have powered through the final stages of their quarterfinal match with China on Day 11 to set up a semi-final clash with the USA.