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Men’s Olympic basketball | U.S. vs. Argentina

Chris Paul
Team USA’s Chris Paul, left, knocks the ball away from Argentina’s Facundo Campazzo in the first half. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony woofs to the crowd as he comes to the bench late in the second half against Argentina. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant works hard to shoot over Argentine defenders. “You kind of want to send a message a little bit,” Bryant said. “This was the second game in a row that a team has played us close. We didn’t want to give them confidence.” (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Kobe Bryant
Team USA’s Kobe Bryant, right, pushes past Argentina’s Andres Nocioni. (Christian Petersen / Getty Images)
Russell Westbrook
United States’ Russell Westbrook climbs over Argentina’s center Juan Pedro Gutierrez for a slam dunk in the second half. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Tyson Chandler
Tyson Chandler, center, fights for a rebound against Argentina’s Carlos Delfino, below, and Manu Ginobili. (Victor R. Caivano / Associated Press)
James Harden
Team USA’s James Harden drives to the basket past Argentine defenders. (Larry W. Smith / EPA)