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US forward LeBron James shoots the ball against Australia during their London 2012 Olympic Games men's quarterfinal basketball match in London on August 8, 2012. By: TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Getty Images)

US forward LeBron James shoots the ball against Australia during their London 2012 Olympic Games men’s quarterfinal basketball match in London on August 8, 2012. By: TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Getty Images)

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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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