For the third straight Olympics, the United States men's basketball team takes on Argentina to try and advance to the gold medal match.
In 2004, it was Argentina who sent the USA tumbling out of Athens in an 89-81 win. In 2008, the USA gained sweet revenge with a big-time 101-81 victory
The United States only played Argentina four days ago on Monday in the final preliminary matchup; after a close first half, the USA blew it open in the second half behind the sweet shooting stroke of Kevin Durant. The USA ended up winning 126-97, although there's a very likely chance the semifinal rematch will be far more competitive as the first match didn't count for anything. There could be far more competitiveness from the Argentinians to try and win this game for 40 minutes as the chance to win a gold medal will be on the line.
Andre Iguodala had a huge part of the USA's first victory against Argentina with 13 points and nine rebounds, as his versatility bothered the Argentinian perimeter players and really provided a solid option for both scoring and defending. Iguodala didn't see much action against Australia, but he'll probably get more run as he's a good matchup for the older Argentina squad. James Harden might also see some time off the bench.
If they were to advance, the USA will play either Pau Gasol and Spain, or Russia on Sunday in the gold medal game.
Time: 1 PM PT
TV: NBC Sports Network, NBC Olympic Basketball Channel
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