It’s Team USA vs. Argentina and Spain vs. Russia in the Olympic men’s basketball semifinals on Friday.
The Americans roared into the semis by dismantling Australia 119-86. LeBron James led Team USA with 11 points, 14 rebounds, & 12 assists becoming the first U.S. player to ever record a triple double in Olympic play. Kobe Bryant, held scoreless in the first half, picked it up big time in the second half and finished with 20. Bryant broke open a close game with six straight 3-pointers.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s club is on track for back-to-back gold medals. Next up is Argentina, a team the U.S. already has beaten by 29 points in this tournament. Then it’s the Spain-Russia winner.
The Spaniards advanced with a 66-59 win over France, while the Russians qualified for the semis with an 83-74 win over Lithuania.
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