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Team USA Vs. Argentina: Americans Lead 60-59 At The Half

Team USA's lopsided victory over Nigeria last week has long since faded out of the rear view mirror. At half time of their game against Argentina, the Americans have a slim one-point lead, 60-59, as they finish out pool play at the 2012 London Olympics. Team USA has never surrendered that many points in a half in Olympic play.

Chris Paul leads Team USA with 14 points. Kevin Durant has 11, and Lebron James and Kobe Bryant both have nine. Paul has four three-pointers in five attempts, part of Team USA's 9-22 shooting outside the line.

Manu Ginobili leads Argentina with 16 points, and his team is hitting more than 50 percent of their shots from the field.

Team USA will in all likelihood win the Pool A and get a date with Australia in the quarterfinals. The Americans could see Argentina again in the semifinals, depending on the outcome of Argentina's likely matchup against Brazil.

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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