Kevin Durant Leads U.S. Basketball In Defeat Of Argentina To Advance To Gold Medal Game

Aug 10, 2012; London, United Kingdom; USA guard Kevin Durant (5) reacts during the men's basketball semifinals against Argentina in the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The U.S. Men's Basketball team beat Argentina on Friday by a score of 109-83 to advance to Sunday's gold medal game against Spain.

The U.S. Men's Basketball team beat Argentina on Friday by a score of 109-83 to advance to Sunday's gold medal game against Spain. That deciding game will be a rematch of the Beijing gold medal game that the U.S. won for gold four years ago.

Former Seattle SuperSonic Kevin Durant scored 19 points to lead the way for the Americans, and LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony each added 18 apiece. The San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili scored 18 points for the Argentines, who now needs to beat Russia on Sunday in the bronze-medal game to secure a place on the podium for the third straight Olympics.

Argentina hung with the Americans into the second half but the trio of Durant, James, and Anthony proved too potent.

Stick with the SB Nation Seattle StoryStream for more coverage of local athletes at the 2012 Olympic Games. For more on the 2012 Olympic Games, make sure that you check out SB Nation's dedicated Olympics hub.

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