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.