USA vs. Argentina: Winner Plays Spain in the Gold Medal Game

Team USA. Argentina. Rematch. Winner plays Spain for the gold medal. It probably won’t be a gimmie for the Americans, but everyone expects it to be physical. Argentina has a few pros – Ginobili, Scola and Delfino – and a couple guys who could be there next year (Prigioni and Nocioni). I’ll predict …

Team USA 90
Argentina 79

Spain, which trailed by 13 in the first half, and 11 at halftime, rallied in the second half to beat Russia, 67-59, in the other semifinal. Paul Gasol scored 16 points and collected 12 rebounds Spain vs. USA would be a rematch of the 2008 gold medal game, a thrilling affair which went deep into the 4th quarter before the game was decided. Team USA won, 118-107, as Dwyane Wade scored 27 and Kobe added 20. It was only 4-point game with 2:30 left. Also, it featured this nasty dunk:

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