LONDON (Olympics) - The Olympics has ended for Great Britain and thankfully, with a win against China.
Great Britain's men romped to a 90-58 victory, helping the players, coach Chris Finch and fans forget the team's second-half collapse on Saturday against Australia that killed the team's chances of reaching the Quarter-Finals.
So British hoops went a combined 1-9 at the London Games.
The record does not do justice to the passion and effort shown by the British men and women in their games, for they were very close in most of them.
Yet the good, experienced teams win the close games so the results are probably a true indicator of where the game is in Britain.
There are 12 men's teams in Europe higher than No. 43 Britain in the FIBA Ranking Men, 19 higher than the No. 49 British women's team.
Players from both sides cried after their last games at the Olympics.
An emotional Robert Archibald walked through the mixed zone with a towel over his head after playing his last outing for the Brits, and 23-year-old center Azania Stewart struggled to get through an interview after her team's last game on Thursday night.
"I would hope that people will just remember how hard we competed," said Eric Boateng, 26-year-old center who had 10 points and six rebounds against China.
"We may not have had the results that we wanted but the heart, the will, the mindset was there.
"I strongly believe that if we just keep it together, we just keep believing, we just keep working, we can be up there with the top teams in Europe."
Stewart said it was disappointing not getting any wins for all the hard work the team put in.
"We've been in camp since May and our chemistry has been so good and we fought a lot of good friendly games before coming here,” she said.
“We showed that we're a great competitor and not just to be walked over. I think everyone has great respect for the Great Britain women's basketball team."
Stewart will never forget competing at the London Games.
"I think just overall, the crowd, the fans and how much they supported us, when we were losing or we were down, the big game against France in overtime, they were there the whole time,” she said.
“It's easy to stop cheering but they didn't and that helped us."
The coach of the women's team, Tom Maher, says he'd like to sign a new contract and continue leading the team.
"Developing the sport is a good thing to be involved in," he said.
"I've thoroughly enjoyed my time here. I like the professionalism of how it's run so I would be very keen to be considered again.
"I've had fantastic time. I've really enjoyed Britain so I would seriously consider the opportunity and I would be grateful to be asked."
Maher thinks it would be wrong to dismiss the women's team after their five losses at the Olympics.
Getting to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics is certainly a possibility.
"After an Olympics, they have a review and they select a coach and a team," he said.
"Like every country, I think GB is now in the game.
"They've got a plan. They want to qualify in their own right, and go about it the same way as every other nation."
Finch won't be back, which he confirmed after the team's win over China.
Veteran guard Nate Reinking, like Archibald, has called it a day with Britain.
"Hopefully the legacy of the Olympics is that we left it all out there," he said.
"We competed with the best. We were just inches away from getting wins against the bigger teams."
Brazil defeated Britain, 67-62, and Spain edged the hosts, 79-78.
"Hopefully they (fans) will remember the fight that we put up against Spain and Brazil," Reinking said.
"That's all we try to do as players, leave everything on the floor, fight to the end.
"Sometimes we just couldn't execute and finish well."
Reinking's first game with Britain was in September, 2006, against Slovakia in EuroBasket Division B.
He made his mark early with the team in a game against Albania, hitting a three-pointer in the Durres with just two seconds left to force overtime and Britain then won, 72-69.
It proved a vital win in a promotion-winning campaign and the American-born, naturalized Brit Reinking turned into one of the national side's most valuable players both on and off the court.
Reinking went on to play in two EuroBaskets, in 2009 and 2011.
"Each year they have gotten the program better and better," Reinking said, when asked what Britain need to do to keep the momentum going.
"Hopefully they keep learning from each year.
"Hopefully, they've learned a lot from this week at the Olympics.
"So just keep improving and bring the young talent like Andrew (Lawrence) and Dan (Clark) and keeping people like Joel (Freeland), Pops (Mensah-Bonsu) and Luol (Deng) in the fold so they can play together for many years like all the other countries.
"That there is a system there so when they come in they are ready to go."
Boateng stressed the importance of the influence of the veterans.
"Archibald and Reinking have injected passion and enthusiasm into what we have done," he said.
"Nate is a leader. Nate has rubbed off immensely on me, not just his professionalism, his work ethic, his dedication. He is meticulous.
"I'm definitely going to be moving on with some of the experience that I've learned from him. He is remarkable, I love him."
Getting the win over China was vital for Britain.
They had no chance of progressing to the Quarter-Finals, yet they did not want to go 0-5.
"It's our first win at the Olympics, men's basketball," Boateng said.
"You just try to come out and win this game for the program and for us moving forward.
"It has been a lot of work.
"We have planned our work over the years to get to this point. I'm so honored to have been a part of it.
"I've experienced a lot, learned a lot. I just hope that all these guys can keep working, keep believing and keep British basketball moving forward."