LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Kevin Durant #5, Deron Williams #8 and Carmelo Anthony #15 of United States celebrate a play in the second half while taking on Australia during the Men's Basketball quaterfinal game on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 8, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Team USA Basketball Vs. Spain: Americans Win Gold In London

Team USA was tested on Sunday, but pulled out a 107-100 victory to win gold.

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Team USA Basketball Vs. Spain Recap: Team USA Secures Gold With 107-100 Victory

Team Spain gave Team USA a much stiffer test than they could have ever wanted, but it wasn't enough. Team USA clinched their second straight gold medal in men's basketball on Sunday with a 107-100 victory that proved to be a nailbiter for much of the second half. Spain outscored the United States by seven points over the course of the second and third quarters, but USA pulled away in the fourth thanks to stellar play from Chris Paul and LeBron James.

It was James who capped his redemptive 2012 with a game-clinching stretch for the U.S. With Team USA up six late in the fourth, James drove to the basket for a dunk to put the team up eight. After Spain answered back on the next possession, James hit a massive step back three to put Team USA up nine points. Chris Paul put the game away for good a minute later with a twisting lay up as the shot clock expired.

James' 19 points and seven rebounds was pedestrian by his standards, and he found himself in foul trouble for a good portion of the fourth quarter. It was Kevin Durant who drove Team USA's offense, putting up 30 points on 8-18 shooting from the field and 9-10 from the free throw line.

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Team USA Basketball Vs. Spain: Preview, Game Time, TV And Streaming Info

The final of the men's basketball tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics has felt predestined all along. Team USA will take on Spain for the gold medal as the London games close out on Sunday. It's a rematch of the 2008 final, which the Americans won 118-107.

Team USA will be heavily favored and expected to repeat as Olympic champions, but Spain's roster is certainly intimidating. Brothers Pau Gasol and Marc Gasol will be a load inside for an American team light on size. Starting center Tyson Chandler will be expected to stay out of foul trouble and provide the type of interior presence that has made him one of the NBA's premier defenders.

Game date: Sunday, August 12

Game time: 2:00 p.m. CT

TV: NBC Sports Network

Streaming: NBCOlympics.com

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Team USA Basketball Vs. Argentina Final Score: U.S. Advances To Gold Medal Game With 109-83 Victory

The United States men's basketball team advanced to the gold medal game with a 109-83 win over Argentina in the semifinal round on Friday.

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Argentina managed to hang tough for the first half, and they trailed by seven at the break. Eventually, though, the depth and talent on the U.S. team wore them down and allowed the United States to pull away for an easy win.

Kevin Durant led the U.S. with 19 points on 7-14 shooting and also grabbed four rebounds. LeBron James scored 18 points, pulled down seven rebounds and dished out seven assists. Carmelo Anthony also scored 18 points, and Kobe Bryant scored 13.

Manu Ginobili led Argentina with 18 points.

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Team USA Basketball Vs. Australia: Americans Move On To Semifinals, 119-86

The United States rode a historic performance from LeBron James to a 119-82 victory over Australia on Wednesday, pushing the team one step closer to another gold medal. The Americans were challenged early by Australia, but their talent proved overwhelming in a dominant fourth quarter effort.

James was absolutely unreal for Team USA, becoming the first player to ever record a triple-double in an Olympic game. Leading the Americans with 11 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists, James was a dominant force even though he only took seven shots over the course of the entire game.

Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and Deron Williams handled most of the scoring load for the U.S., combining to score 69 points. Bryant was particularly impressive in the second half, leading the offensive charge by shooting 6-of-10 from three-point range in the game.

With the win, the Americans now move on to the semifinals, just two victories away from a second consecutive gold medal in men's basketball. The U.S. now awaits a match-up with Argentina, winners of gold at the 2004 Olympics. With a victory, the Americans would face either Spain or Russia in a possible gold medal game.

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