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London 2012: Team USA Men Cruise Into Gold Medal Game With 26-Point Blowout Of Argentina

As expected, Team USA's men's basketball team asserted its dominance on Friday from London with a 109-83 victory over Argentina in the semifinals.

Now just one win away from claiming the 20th American gold medal in Olympic basketball history, the stage is now set for Team USA to take on a dangerous Spanish team on Sunday for the ultimate prize in Olympic men's basketball. Spain edged Russia 67-59 earlier in the afternoon in a hotly-contested showdown to open the day's action.

Although Friday's semifinal started a tad slow for the United States with only a seven-point halftime lead, a barrage of three-pointers led by Carmelo Anthony helped Team USA pull away in the final period. In addition to finishing the game hitting 64 percent of their two-pointers, the Americans drained 18 of their 42 three-point attempts and completely negated Argentina's outstanding inside-outside duo of Manu Ginobili and Luis Scola.

Once again proving his worth at the Olympic level, Minnesota Timberwolves big man Kevin Love provided another impressive performance with nine points and nine rebounds despite playing only 15 minutes. Love also chipped in a blocked shot and tied for a team-high with three fouls drawn.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.