Team USA Men's Basketball Vs. Argentina Halftime Score: U.S. Leads, 60-59

The Team USA men's basketball team leads Argentina, 60-59, at halftime in a Group A game at the 2012 London Olympics. New York area athletes did not have a good half against Argentina.

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony had been leading the U.S. and was the fourth-leading scorer in the Olympics coming into the game against Argentina. He had a rough first half against Argentina and had to sit with two fouls. He was 0-for-4 from the floor and had just two points and three rebounds. Knicks center Tyson Chandler had three fouls, three rebounds and a blocked shot in the first half. Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams also ran into foul trouble and had two fouls an assist and a steal in the first half.

Argentina shot 55.9 percent from the field in the first half but the U.S. was able to use the turnover advantage (8-3) to grab a one-point lead at halftime. The U.S. led by just two after a well-played first quarter by both teams that ended 34-32. Three-point shooting has not been an issue for either team. The U.S. hit 9-of-22 from behind the arc while Argentina has hit 7-of-15 three-point attempts. Surprisingly, the U.S. is only 8-of-20 from inside the arc.

Chris Paul led the U.S. with 14 points in the half. Kevin Durant chipped in 11 points. Argentina's Manu Ginobili led all scores with 16 first-half points. Leonardo Gutierrez had 11 points for Argentina.

For more on the 2012 Summer Games, please be sure to check out our Olympic Hub and SB Nation New York for all the latest news and updates.

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