USA Men’s Olympic Basketball Team To Play Argentina In Olympics Quarterfinals

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The United States men’s Olympic basketball team will begin the knockout stage at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.

USA’s opponent in the quarterfinals is Argentina. The game is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. ET.

The U.S. went undefeated in its five Group A games but narrowly escaped defeat against Serbia (94-91) and France (100-97). Argentina went 3-2 in Group B, with losses to Lithuania and Spain.

Team USA last played Argentina in the semifinal round of the 2012 Olympics in London. The Americans won 109-83 en route to the gold medal.

Thumbnail photo via Jeff Swinger/USA TODAY Sports Images

Aug 8, 2016; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; United States forward Kevin Durant (5) drives to the basket against Venezuela forward Miguel Ruiz (14) during the men's basketball preliminary round in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

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