Kevin Durant Leads Team USA Past Chippy Argentina Squad

July 22, 2012; Barcelona, SPAIN; USA guard Kevin Durant (right) battles for a loose ball with Argentina player Manu Ginobili (left) during the first half of an exhibition game in preparation for the 2012 London Olympic Games at Palau Sant Jordi. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

Team USA continued their winning ways against Argentina in an exhibition match Sunday.

Team USA continued their winning ways on Sunday afternoon, defeating a talented Argentina squad by a score of 86-80. The game got a bit chippy and physical in the second and third quarters, including a horse collar grab of LeBron James on a fast break, but things cleaned up a bit once the referees intervened.

Kevin Durant, who is well known by Seattle hoops fans, led Team USA with 27 points as he continued his dominant shooting from outside the arc. Russell Westbrook added 13 points, while James Harden did not make it off the bench.

Kobe Bryant went for 18 points and four rebounds as he was matched up with Manu Ginobili for most of the game. James had 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Chris Paul continued to be a contributor and facilitator while on the court, going for five points, four rebounds and five assists.

Team USA will play two more exhibition games in Europe before arriving in London for the 2012 Olympics.

Stay with SB Nation Seattle for continued updates on the 2012 Olympic Games. For more on Team USA hoops, check out SB Nation's Olympics Hub page.

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