Team USA Basketball Summer Olympics 2012
Posted 02 August 2012 - 06:23 PM
Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:32 AM
Well that was short lived by Lithuania.
Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:31 PM
With less than six minutes remaining, Team USA was in jeopardy of a shocking loss to Lithuania in the fourth game of the preliminary round of the 2012 Olympic basketball tournament. Then, LeBron James took over. The Miami Heat star scored nine points down the stretch, and the Americans held on for a 99-94 win that was competitive throughout.
Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:32 PM
Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:35 PM
Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:26 PM
After leading by just one point at halftime, 60-59, the U.S. exploded in the third quarter for 42 points. Kevin Durant scored 17 points in the quarter after LeBron James got the U.S. off to a hot start. The defense was also ratcheted up for the U.S. in the quarter and Argentina had just 17 points after scoring at least 27 in the first two frames. In the fourth quarter, the U.S. emptied their bench, as did Argentina.
Durant, who was 8-of-10 from behind the arc, led all scorers with 28 points. LeBron James had 18 points. Kevin Love, Kobe Bryant, Andre Iguodala and Chris Paul all reached double figures in scoring. Manu Ginobili had 16 points (all in the first half) to lead Argentina in scoring.
The U.S. won Group A with a 5-0 record and will move on to play Australia in the quarterfinals on Aug. 8. Australia finished Group B play with a 3-2 record.
Stay classy Argentina!
Posted 08 August 2012 - 12:00 PM
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