At first, it seemed that the U.S. had won the Olympic basketball final in 1972 50-49 .
But it was ruled that the clock was wrong, and there were three seconds left to play.
When the teams resumed the game, the U.S.S.R. scored a basket to win 51-50.
It was the first U.S. basketball title defeat in 36 years. The U.S. team refused to accept the silver medals.