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Team USA Vs. Argentina, 2012 London Olympics: Big 2nd Half Leads To 123-97 Win For The Americans

At halftime, it looked like Team USA was in for a tight game against Argentina. They took a slim one-point lead into the locker room, leaving fans to wonder. Whatever was said during the break, it worked. They exploded in the second half to beat Argentina and wrap up pool play by a final score of 123-97.

Lebron James and Kevin Durant powered the Americans' big second half. They outscored Argentina in the third quarter by 42-17. Durant finished with 28 points, hitting nine of 12 three-point attempts. James scored 18 points, including seven three-pointers. Four other players finished in double figures.

The win gives Team USA a perfect 5-0 record through the preliminary round at the 2012 Summer Olympics. They take on Australia next as they advance to the quarterfinals.

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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