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Team USA Men's Basketball Vs. Argentina Preview: Game Time, TV Schedule, Online Streaming

The Team USA basketball team in the 2004 Athens Olympics lost in the semifinals of the men's basketball tournament and cost themselves an opportunity to play in the gold medal game. Since then Team USA has dominated in international play and can earn themselves another chance in a gold medal game with a win over Argentina on Friday.

Argentina played Team USA earlier in the Olympics, losing to the Americans 126-97 on Monday. LeBron James of the Miami Heat scored 18 points in that game, behind only Kevin Durant (28 points) in scoring.

Friday's game will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network at 3:30 p.m. ET. A live online stream of the game is also available from NBCOlympics.com.

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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