The men's Olympic basketball between Argentina vs USA are all set today Monday August 6 at 22:15 start time in Basketball Arena in London. Check this page later for Argentina vs USA live score highlights and analysis.
After Lithuania game shocker, the Kobe Bryant USA dream team barely avoid an upset, but thanks to Lebron James 20 points with clutch shooting and pump fakes in the 4th quarter that save team USA from humiliation. But since Argentina is no Lithuania, still the South American team possess high basketball IQ with NBA sixth man ans San Antonio forward Manu Ginubili leading them on the court.
Along side Ginobili will be fellow NBA players(Milwaukee Bucks) and (Phoenix Suns), plus former NBA player Andres Nocioni. Argentina will also feature two talented big men—Leonardo Gutierrez and Federico Kammerichs—who could give the injured Team USA problems in the paint. With the USA weakness exposed against Lithuania, expect the Argentinian will exploit the same game plan.
The Argentina vs USA Olympic video above, the United States held on for an 86-80 exhibition victory over Argentina as fans dont expect an easy game today. Ginobili finished with 23 points for Argentina, while Delfino added 15 points Scola finished with 14 points. Check this page later for Argentina vs USA live score highlights and analysis.
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~Live Score Update~~~~~~~~~~~
The game tempo starts with Nocioni first bucket inside the paint for Argentina, seconds later Kevin Durant makes 3-pointer. Its been pretty close game so far as first quarter ended 34-32 USA lead. Kevin Durant leads the team USA with 11 points while Ginobili has 11 as well for Argentina.
Argentina big men Leonardo Gutierrez and Federico Kammerichs give the team advantage on rebounding the ball and scoring inside. Gutierrez has now with 11 points, Campazzo lead the assist and hitting outside shots as well. Chris Pual has 14 points and Kobe Bryant added 7 pts in the second quarter. At the end of the third quarter USA lead 60-59 halftime score.
Team USA exploded with 42 points in the 3rd quarter compared to 17 points by Argentina. Kevin Durant 28 points made 8 of 10 fron the 3-point line in teams 52% three point shooting, making 17 out of 34 attempts. Its huge 3rd quarter outburst for the Americans ending the third quarter 102-76 commanding lead.
Argentina never recover from the 3rd quarter onslaught from the Americans. USA 2nd starters mostly played in the 4th quarter. Final score 126-97.
Top Scorer USA Durant 28, James 18, Paul 17 ARG Genobili 16, Delfino 13, Gutierrez 12