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Patrick Mills #5 of Australia puts up a shot against Great Britain during the Men's Basketball Preliminary Round match on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

BASKETBALL: The Australian men’s basketball team have put up a tough battle against home team Great Britain tonight to finish 106-75, in easily the best come back of the 2012 basketball competition after trailing by 10 points at half time.

With top spot of the group already secured by France in an earlier match, the Aussies are playing to ensure they finish second in the group which would set up a quarter final battle with China or Turkey pending results.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge meets basketball player Lauren Jackson of Australia, with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the Team GB House, the main operations centre situated in the Westfield Centre in Stratford on August 3, 2012 in London, England.

When Lauren Jackson was a girl she had a photo of Prince William stuck to her bedroom wall. On Friday, the Australian Olympic basketballer met the object of her childhood affection during a special meet and greet with the second in line to the British throne and his wife, Catherine.

BASKETBALL: Liz Cambage has led the Australian women’s basketball team to their third victory of their London 2012 campaign, with the Aussies topping a strong Russian side with a hard-fought 70-66 result that has ensured that they are still in the running for top spot in their group.

Suzy Batkovic #8 of Australia high fives Kristi Harrower #10 and Belinda Snell #12 after scoring against Russia during the Women's Basketball Preliminary Round match on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena on August 3, 2012 in London, England.

Basketball: The Aussies have claimed their third victory over a strong Russian side with a hard-fought 70-66 victory to ensure their still in the running for top spot in their group.

Big Lizzie gets busy

3 August 2012
Liz Cambage in training with the Opals ahead of the Selection Announcement for the London 2012 Olympic Games on 22 June 2012 in Melbourne.

BASKETBALL: Of all the Olympic debutants in the Australian team – and there are 228 – it is unlikely anyone is enjoying themselves more than Big Lizzie.

Australia celebrates their 81-61 victory over China following their 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 Boomers have got their Olympic campaign back on track after a strong 20 point victory over China, 81-61.

Matthew Dellavedova of the Boomers looks to drive around Shipeng Wang of China during game one of the international friendly series between the Australian Boomers and China at Challenge Stadium on June 9, 2012 in Perth, Australia.

BASKETBALL: Having lost their opening two matches of their 2012 campaign, the Boomers are under no illusion they need to knock off the 10th ranked Chinese team to get their Olympic journey back on track.

Brad Newley #8 of Australia thanks fans after losing the Men's Basketball Preliminary Round match between Australia and Spain on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena on July 31, 2012 in London, England.

PREVIEW: Day 6 is another huge day for the Australian Team with action across 14 sports.

Opals bounce back

2 August 2012
Jenna O'Hea #4 of Australia drives to the basket against Franciele Nascimento #9 of Brazil during the Women's Basketball Preliminary Round match on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena.

BASKETBALL: The Australian women’s team have bounced back from a shock loss to France by beating Brazil in the third of their preliminary-round games, but they were made to work very hard in winning, 67-61.