LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and the rest of the Team USA Basketball team entered the 2012 London Olympics with the goal of winning a gold medal and reasserting the dominance of talent from the United States on the global stage. Team USA will face a difficult challenge on Friday in their semifinal matchup against Manu Ginobili, Carlos Delfino and the rest of the team that represents Argentina.
The United States men's team defeated the Argentinians 126-97 earlier in the tournament during group play. They pulled away in that contest by holding Ginobili scoreless in the second half after the San Antonio Spurs star put up 16 points in first two quarters of that game on August 6.
The winner of the semifinal matchup between Team USA and Argentina will take on the winner of the other semifinal game between Spain and Russia in the gold medal match set for August 12. Here is a look at the schedule for Friday for Team USA:
Game date: Friday, August 10, 2012
Game time: 3 p.m. CT
TV: NBC Sports Network
Location: North Greenwich Arena, London, England
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