Brazil comes up short in Olympic basketball loss to Croatia

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The Brazilian men's basketball team squared off against the Croatian national team Thursday. Brazil lost 80-76 in the Group B preliminary matchup.

Phoenix Suns guard Leandro Barbosa scored a team-high 16 points and added four assists with three rebounds. Meanwhile, Los Angeles Lakers guard Marcelo Huertas pitched in 10 points and dished out a game-high nine assists.

New Houston Rockets big man Nene added five points and two rebounds. The Utah Jazz young guard Raul Neto was held scoreless and shot 0-for-4 from the floor.