London 2012 Olympics: Timofey Mozgov And Russia Beat Nene And Brazil, 75-74

Former Denver Nuggets teammates squared off in Game No. 33 of the men's basketball qualification bracket on Thursday morning. C Timofey Mozgov score 18 points with a team-high seven rebounds as the Russian national team managed to sneak out a last-second win -- courtesy of a Vitaly Fridzon three-pointer -- against former Nuggets star C Nene Hilario and the Brazilian national.

Nene scored only 8 points for Brazil, but led the game with 10 rebounds and 8 defensive rebounds. The 29-year-old center played for the Nuggets from 2002 until 2012, when he was traded to the Washington Wizards.

Mozgov, 26, finished his second NBA season in the 2011-12 campaign, his first full year with the Nuggets. He and the Russian national team now stand in a three-way tie for first place in Group B.

For more, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver and check out SB Nation's 2012 Summer Olympics hub. Stay up to date on the medal count with Sports Illustrated's tracker.

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