Team USA Basketball: U.S. Wins Gold Medal With 107-100 Victory Against Spain

Deron Williams, Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and the rest of the Team USA men's basketball defeated Spain on Sunday for the gold medal.

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Team USA Basketball Vs. Spain: Gold Medal Game Preview, TV, Online Streaming

The rematch everyone was anticipating is finally here. Team USA men's basketball faces Spain on Sunday in the gold medal round of the London Olympics, looking for a second straight gold medal against this group.

Kevin Durant leads the Americans in scoring going into the game with 18.2 points a game, while New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is chipping in 17.4 points a game, and off the bench at that.

This will be interesting for obvious reasons, but particularly since Team USA didn't see much of Marc Gasol in an exhibition game before the Olympics began. Team USA is the clear favorite here, but it will be interesting to see what kind of impact Spain having both of the Gasol brothers could have on the game.

There's also Russell Westbrook's mild ankle sprain to look out for, as his minutes could be limited. Westbrook is averaging just over nine points per contest off the bench.

Team USA and Spain are schedule to get started at 9 a.m. ET on NBC. You can find an online stream of the event right here.

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Team USA Men's Basketball Vs. Argentina Preview: Game Time, TV, Online Streaming

The United States Basketball team look to make it to the gold medal game as they face off against Argentina in the semifinals of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England Friday afternoon.

The two teams met in the group stage, and after taking a one point lead into halftime the United States pulled away in the second half for a 126-97 victory. New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony had five points and five rebounds in the win while Knicks teammate Tyson Chandler had three points and five rebounds and Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams chipped in with five points and five assists.

If the United States want a repeat performance of their group stage victory against the Argentinians, they will have to contain San Antonio Spurs forward Manu Ginobili. Ginobili was able to keep Argentina in the game with his 16 first half points, but Ginobili was held scoreless in the final two quarters and the U.S. were able to pull away for the easy victory.

If the United States win this afternoon, it will take on the winner of Spain and Russia in the gold medal match on Aug 12.

TV: NBC Sports Network

Time: 4 p.m. ET

Online: NBCOlympics.com

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Team USA Men's Basketball Vs. Australia Preview: Game Time, TV, Online Streaming

On Wednesday, the U.S. Men's Basketball team plays Australia in the quarterfinal of the 2012 London Olympics.

So far, the United States has resembled a machine. While they've had occasional struggles for a half here and there, the Americans have mostly been dominant. In group play they breezed through undefeated, highlighted by the 83-point victory they had against Nigeria that shattered just about every Olympic record.

Head coach Mike Krzyzewski has pushed all the right buttons as he so often does. Now approaching crunch time, the U.S. team faces the Australians as heavy favorites.

Australia has gotten to this point by taking care of business against Group B, including a glorious win over Russia at the buzzer on a Patty Mills 3-pointer. However, the Aussies aren't expected to keep this one close considering the talent gap between the two foes.

If the Americans can hold on, they'll move one step closer to capturing gold as the often-compared 92' Dream Team did.

TV: NBC Sports Network

Time: 5:15 p.m. ET

Online: NBCOlympics.com

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Team USA Men's Basketball Vs. Argentina Preview: Game Time, TV Schedule, Online Streaming

Coming off one of its tightest games at the 2012 London Olympics, the USA men’s basketball team will try and end its preliminary-round play with an unblemished 5-0 record Monday (5:15 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network). To do so, Team USA will need to defeat Argentina at the Olympic Park Basketball Arena.

Over the last four days, the United States (4-0) has played two games on the opposite ends of the performance spectrum. Last Thursday, Team USA destroyed Nigeria, 156-73, setting records in the processes, but on Saturday the squad narrowly defeated Lithuania, 99-94.

So far, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is leading the team in scoring with 20.4 points per game, while Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams is pacing the team in assists per game (5.8).

Meanwhile, Argentina (4-1) is being led by Luis Scola (22.1 ppg) and Manu Ginobili (21.0). Just a few weeks ago, in a exhibition in Barcelona, Spainl, Aregentina lost to the United States, 86-80.

If you can’t catch the game on television, a live stream of the game can be found at NBCOlympics.com.

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Team USA-Lithuania Final Score: USA Rallies For 99-94 Victory

The Team USA men's basketball team survived a major scare from Lithuania Saturday in Olympic action, rallying in the final seven minutes for a 99-94 victory. Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks and LeBron James of the Miami Heat led Team USA in scoring, each with 20 points.

Lithuania led, 82-80, after a three-point play by Toronto Raptors center Luis Kleiza (21 points) with exactly seven minutes to play. Leading 85-84 with 5:39 to play, Team USA went on a 12-4 run to seal the victory. James had seven of those points and nine of Team USA's final 14 points.

Team USA led at halftime, 55-51. Lithuania scored the first five points of the second half to take a 56-55 lead and the game see-sawed from there until James and Team USA took control in the closing moments.

Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets finished with 12 points, two assists and two steals in 23 minutes of action. Tyson Chandler of the Knicks played only eight minutes. He had one point, one rebound and one blocked shot.

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Team USA-Lithuania Halftime Score: USA Leads, 55-51

Team USA holds a slim 55-51 halftime lead over Lithuania Saturday in men's basketball action at the 2012 London Olympics. The USA held a 33-25 lead after one quarter, but was outscored in the second period by Lithuania, 26-22. Team USA has won 12 straight games in Olympic men's basketball competition.

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony leads Team USA with 14 points. Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets has five points, one assist and two steals. Knicks center Tyson Chandler has a rebound and a blocked shot in just four minutes of action.

Luis Kleiza, a center for the Toronto Raptors, has 16 points for Lithuania to lead all scorers.

Team USA is just six-for-19 (32 percent) from three-point range in the game.

Thus far in the Olympics this is the stiffest challenge for the star-studded U.S. team. How they react should make for an interesting second half. SB Nation New York will have a recap for you when the game ends.

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Team USA Men's Basketball Vs. Lithuania: Preview, Game Time, TV Schedule

Team USA Men's Basketball will look to move to 4-0 in Group A play when they take on Lithuania in the 2012 London Olympics at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time on NBC Sports Network. The U.S. enters the game as a 34.5-point favorite against Lithuania. The U.S. is ranked No. 1 by FIBA, while Lithuania is No. 5.

The U.S. is 3-0 in Group A and enters the game off of a record-breaking 156-73 win over Nigeria. New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony led the USA in the win with a U.S. record 37 points on 13-of-16 shooting, including 10 made three-pointers. Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams had a double-double (13 points, 10 assists) and Knicks center Tyson Chandler had two points and five rebounds. The U.S. has also defeated Tunisia (110-63) and France (98-71).

Lithuania is 1-2 in the competition and sits in fourth place in Group A with four points. In the 2012 Olympics, Lithuania has defeated Nigeria (72-53) and lost to Argentina, 102-79, and France, 82-74. A poor third quarter allowed Lithuania's halftime lead to slip away against France in their last game. Linas Kleiza of the Toronto Raptors led Lithuania with 16 points and six rebounds.

USA Leaders

Points: Carmelo Anthony, 20.7 ppg (5th in Olympics)

Rebounds: Kevin Durant, Tyson Chandler, 6.7 per game

Assists: Deron Williams 7.0 (2nd in Olympics). LeBron James and Chris Paul are also in the top 10 in assists per game with 5.7 and 5.3, respectively.

Lithuania Leaders

Points: Linas Kleiza 16.7 ppg (10th in Olympics)

Rebounds: Linas Kleiza, 6.7

Assists: Mantas Kalnietis 5.0 (10th in the Olympics)

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Team USA Basketball Vs. Nigeria: Preview, Game Time, TV Schedule

Both of New York City's NBA teams are represented on Team USA at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London this year. The Knicks claim Carmello Anthony and Tyson Chandler on the roster, and Brooklyn Nets star Deron Williams represents the city's other team. Team USA is favored by 42 points in their Thursday game against Nigeria.

The talent gap between the two teams is notable, as it has been with most of Team USA's opponents over the years. Nigeria does have a pair of NBA players on the squad, Al-Farouq Aminu of the Houston Rockets and well-traveled journeyman Ike Diogu.

Chandler could see plenty of work against Diogu, but there is not much of a matchup for him. Carmelo Anthony, part of the deep Team USA bench, could see plenty of work again, after helping Team USA power through the Tunisians in their last game.

The game starts at 5;15 p.m. ET. The NBC Sports Network will carry the live broadcast, and streaming options are available from NBCOlympics.com.

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Team USA Basketball Vs. Tunisia: Preview, Game Time, TV Schedule

Team USA men's basketball returns the hardwood Tuesday (5:15 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network), as they take on Tunisia at the Olympic Park Basketball Arena in its second game in Group-A play. USA will look to improve to 2-0 overall in pool play, while Tunisia, competing in its first ever Olympic Games, is seemingly try to do the impossible by earning a victory over team USA basketball.

On Sunday, Team USA (1-0) earned a solid victory over France, 98-71, while Tunisia lost to African rival Nigeria, 60-56. The opening-round loss followed a solid gold-medal performance from Tunisia, who earned its way to London by winning the 2011 FIBA Africa Championship.

To view the game, here's the basic viewing information:

Where: Olympic Park Basketball Arena, London, UK

When: 5:15 p.m. ET

TV: NBC Sports Network (Live)

Live Stream: NBCOlympics.com.

Read more of our 2012 London Olympic coverage at this StoryStream.

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Team USA Basketball: Knicks' Carmelo Anthony Enjoying The Experience

New York Knicks' fans can only wish that star forward Carmelo Anthony could be as comfortable, and play as effortlessly, for the Knicks, as he appears to play for the Team USA men's basketball team.

"This whole experience, every time I come back from playing USA Basketball, my mindset is a lot different," Anthony said late Tuesday night after the Americans' surprisingly comfortable win at the Palau Sant Jordi. "The team-oriented atmosphere I bring back to my team, the focus that I have, my conditioning and carrying that into the regular season, it’s like I’m getting an early start. In ’08 coming off a gold medal going into the 2009 season, that was one of my best seasons. My body felt great; my mind felt great. That’s something I keep in the back of my mind coming off USA Basketball."

Here is a little more of the mellow 'Melo:

"I don’t like it better than NBA basketball. I play NBA basketball, that’s my career, that’s my life blood," Anthony said. "But FIBA basketball allows me to play multiple positions and do a lot of different things out there on the basketball court than I do in the NBA. I’m in a different position, I play the 3, the 4, the 5. I don’t play the 5 back in the NBA. Over here, with these guys on the team, it’s more playing off of them, doing some dirty work, when the ball comes to you trying to knock down shots, rebounding. Most of the times I’m playing against 4s and 5s, and it’s a much more physical game than in the NBA. I won’t be playing the 5 in New York, I know that.

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Team USA Basketball: Jim Boeheim Is Having Fun Coaching At Olympics

Team USA men's basketball concluded its exhibition schedule Tuesday, as they easily defeated Spain 100-78 in Barcelona. The victory helped USA finish its warm-up tour with a perfect 5-0 record, and according to its assistant head coach Jim Boeheim, so far, its been a lot of fun:

Sometime during the third quarter on Tuesday night, Kobe Bryant came back to our bench and said, "This is fun."

And you know something? He was right. This is fun. This is a fun team to coach. And this is a fun team to watch.

Boeheim, who's real job is to serve as the head coach of Syracuse University men's basketball, is serving as an assistant for USA's head coach Mike Krzyzewski. This is the second Olympics in a row Boeheim is helping out his friend.

In the win over second-ranked Spain, it was Boeheim's former player, Carmelo Anthony, who netted 23 of his team-high 27 in the first half, that helped Team USA comeback from an early deficit. In the end, said Boeheim, it was a solid victory:

But it was a good win, too, because of the way we won. We had to come from behind against one of the best teams in the world with players like Pau Gasol (19 points) and Serge Ibaka (16 points) out there. It was also a good win because they got 30 free throws and we got only 15. But that’s international ball. That’s pretty normal. We’re going to have some bad calls go against us in the Olympics and we have to be ready to overcome them.

Jim Boehiem is documenting his Team USA experience with a blog at the Syracuse Post-Standard.

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

The USA Men's Basketball team will end is exhibition tour Tuesday (4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2), when they face Spain in Barcelona for a tune-up match for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. This will be the the last exhibition contest for both USA and Spain, who both will enter the games as FIBA's No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams, respectively.

Team USA will be looking to end its exhibition schedule with a perfect 5-0 record, as well as improving its FIBA record over Spain to 6-1. The last time these two countries met was at the '08 Olympic Games, where USA downed Spain 118-107 in the Gold Medal Game.

Entering the Olympics, Spain is suppose to be USA's No. 1 foe as they feature a handful of NBAers -- center Pau Gasol (Los Angeles Lakers), guard José Calderón (Toronto Raptors), Víctor Claver (Portland Trailblazers), Marc Gasol (Memphis Grizzles) and Serge Ibaka (Oklahoma City Thunder).

However, Spain will have a hard time matching up with a squad that features Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and center Tyson Chandler coming off the bench.

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Team USA Vs. Argentina Final Score: Kevin Durant's Big Day Pushes U.S. Past Argentina, 86-80

The Team USA men's basketball team defeated Argentina, 86-80, on Sunday in a pre-Olympics exhibition in Barcelona, Spain. The U.S. is now 4-0 in their exhibition games.

The U.S. began the game with a hot start and had a 19-3 lead early in the game. Team USA hit seven of their first 13 three-pointers but would finish just 13-of-34 from behind the arc. The shooting woes from deep allowed Argentina to make a comeback. Manu Ginobili's three-point play with 2:50 left to play cut the U.S. lead to 78-74. Kevin Durant and Chris Paul then hit three-pointers to give Team USA enough breathing room to hold on to the victory.

Durant led Team USA with 27 points. Kobe Bryant had 18 points while LeBron James had 15 points. Ginobili paced Argentina with 23 points. Carlos Delfino and Luis Scola chipped in 15 and 14 points, respectively, for Argentina.

Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams came off the bench, as did New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony. Knicks center Tyson Chandler did get the start but ran into foul trouble and was limited.

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Team USA Basketball: USA Vs. Argentina Preview, Game Time, TV, Online Streaming

Team USA men's basketball will face its toughest test of its exhibition schedule Sunday, as they face Argentina in Barcelona, Spain at 3:30 p.m. ET on on NBA TV (tape delayed on ESPN2 at 12 a.m. ET). Team USA is coming off a convincing victory over Great Britain on Thursday, but will tested against Argentina -- a team that lost to Team USA in the semifinals of the 2008 Olympic Games but earned a victory over the U.S. in the '04 Olympics. Argentina won the gold medal in '04.

Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams and the New York Knicks contingent of Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler will be looking to help the U.S. Men's National Team go 4-0 in its exhibition matches. Meanwhile, NBAers Manu Ginobili and Luis Scola will lead Argentina.

USA's undefeated mark could be a tough one to keep, as the squad faces Argentina and then one of the gold-medal favorites Spain on Tuesday. Both games will be played in Barcelona, the same location that hosted the '92 Dream Team.

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Team USA Vs. Great Britain Final Score: Deron Williams, Carmelo Anthony Lead USA To 118-78 Win

Team USA Basketball continued its Olympic tune-up games with a 118-78 win over Great Britain on Thursday at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.

Team USA was led in scoring by Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams and New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony. Both players had 19 points. Four other players scored in double figures for the U.S. Knicks center Tyson Chandler only played 10 minutes and had two blocks, a rebound and an assist. Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls was the leading scorer for Great Britain with a game-high 25 points.

The U.S. opened with a 33-20 advantage after the first quarter of this game and didn't look back. Team USA had built the lead to 55-37 at halftime despite hot shooting from Team GB from behind the arc (12/23 for the game). Team USA's ability to dominate the points in the paint and the turnover battle was really on display in the third quarter in which Great Britain was outscored, 34-18. For the game Team USA scored 64 points in the paint to just 18 for Great Britain. The 28 turnovers the USA forced were a major part of the U.S.'s 34 fast break points.

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