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Bogut slams 'unbelievable' refereeing in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Andrew Bogut has slammed some of the "unbelievable" refereeing at the Rio Olympics after a controversial call cost Australia an historic men's basketball medal.

The Boomers led by one point with 10 seconds on the clock in a nail-biting battle for bronze against Spain on Sunday (Monday morning AEST).

But a late foul call handed the world No. 2 Europeans a pair of free-throws, which they sank to seal the 89-88 victory and their third consecutive Games medal.

Bogut didn't play for most of the second half after being fouled out early in the third quarter.

He said he felt like he was playing a different sport at times.

"Unfortunately, they superman dived into me and the referees bought it, as usual," he said.

"If you look back on tape, you'll see how obviously bad they were.

"It's one of those things, you tap one of these guys and they go flying."

Bogut labelled an arm-bar foul called against Aron Baynes "ridiculous" and another on Patty Mills "tough".

"It's unbelievable," he said.

"I mean, you don't like to make excuses. Spain played a great game, but there were questionable calls throughout the game.

"That's FIBA basketball for you, we don't expect anything less from the referees."

Bogut, who recovered from a knee injury suffered in the NBA Finals to play in Rio, said he was undecided about his future with the Boomers.

Playing at the next basketball World Cup or Olympics would entirely depend on his body.

"You'd love to be part of a group that has the chance to medal, whether it's at a worlds or Olympics," he said.

"I'll give that some thought and see where I'm at.

"Obviously the body is a big part of it going forward, but I'd like to think if I'm fit and healthy, anything could happen."