2012 Summer Olympics: U.S. Men's Basketball Defeats Argentina, 109-83

The U.S. Men's Basketball Team was able to easily advance to the Gold Medal Game of the 2012 Summer Olympics, defeating Argentina, 109-83 Friday afternoon.

After a large run to start the game Argentina fought back and kept the game relatively close, with the U.S. leading just 47-40 at the half.

The U.S. broke the game open in the third quarter behind Kevin Durant, who scored a game-high 19 points. LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony each chimed in with 18 points to help the cause. Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul rounded out the top scorers with 13 and 10 points respectively.

The U.S. will now take on Spain in the Gold Medal Match on Sunday and try for their second consecutive gold medal in the event.

For a complete schedule of events and dates medals will be awarded, visit NBC Sports' official Olympic website. For complete coverage from the 2012 London Olympics, keep checking this StoryStream and visit SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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