Team USA beats Argentina for the third time in the 2012 Olympics 109-83. USA started off strong and finished even stronger. They will now face Spain for the Gold Medal.
Kobe Bryant got it rolling in the first quarter scoring double-digit points. He looked like a young Kobe going for a behind the back dunk and knocking down threes with ease. Maybe it had something to do with the new excitement in Los Angeles With Superman arriving. He finished with 13 points 4 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 assists in 19 minutes.
Kevin Durant was en fuego in the third quarter, also scoring in double-digits. Lighting it up from three and getting a huge block on Scola that got sent into the crowd. In 27 minutes Durant had 19 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks and 1 steal.
Carmelo Anthony went ballistic in the 4th quarter making himself the third player on Team USA to score double-digit points in a quarter in just one game. He was also shooting the lights out from deep. He pulled up from half-court on one shot and drained it as if it was just another easy bucket for him. Melo finished with 18 points 6 rebounds and 3 assists in 22 minutes.
What more can you say about LeBron James? He’s done it all in the 2012 Olympics. It’s no question he’s the best player in the NBA after this performance and winning a Championship. He was doing everything USA needed against Argentina. He ended with 18 points on 8-12 shooting, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 1 block in 29 minutes a game.
I think Spain is in big trouble if Team USA comes out shooting like they have been against them. The only chance Spain has is in the painted area. Spain should pound the ball inside to the Gasol brothers and let them go to work. If the ball doesn’t touch one of their hands on every play it’s a wasted possession in my opinion.
Like i said before in one of my earlier Olympic posts. Team USA will not lose in the Olympics. They will come back to America with the Gold and be known as one of the best basketball teams ever assembled. Sorry Spain.
|K Durant, F||27||7-14||5-10||0-0||0||4||4||0||1||2||1||1||19|
|L James, F||29||8-12||0-2||2-2||3||4||7||7||0||1||2||0||18|
|T Chandler, C||12||2-2||0-0||0-1||2||1||3||0||0||0||2||3||4|
|K Bryant, G||19||5-10||3-6||0-0||1||3||4||1||2||0||1||3||13|
|C Paul, G||26||3-4||2-3||2-2||1||3||4||7||1||0||0||2||10|
|53.1%||42.9%||71.4%||Team TO (pts off): 10 (0)|