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Team USA Basketball 2012: Americans Move to 4-0 In Pre-Olympic Friendlies

Team USA took the court on Saturday in Barcelona wearing throwback uniforms of the 1992 Dream Team. But that's where the similarities ended as the United States downed Argentina by a final score of 86-60.

The original Dream Team had an average margin of victory of 43.8 points during their historic run 20 years ago. The close contests that the United States has had not only in friendlies this summer but over the past few years is symbolic of how the world has closed the gap between themselves and stateside ball players.

Kevin Durant led the way for the Americans on Saturday by scoring 27 points. Team USA actually led by 20 at one point in the contest, but fouls combined with aggressive play by the Argentinians got them back into the game.

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