Result: USA 126-97 Argentina

Result: USA 126-97 Argentina
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The USA's men show their class in the third quarter against Argentina to end the preliminary stages at London 2012 with five wins out of five.

USA's men have continued their perfect record at London 2012 with a hard-fought win over Argentina.

Argentina began well and it had looked as though they were going to end the first quarter in the lead before Kevin Durant landed a superb three-point jump shot on the hooter to put the United States ahead by two (34-32).

The underdogs continued to be competitive and edged the second quarter, ending the first half just one point behind at 60-59.

However, with former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world Evander Holyfield among the crowd at the Basketball Arena, the USA's allstars then produced a number of knockout blows to effectively end the match as a contest in the third.

Durant ended the game as the USA's topscorer with 28 points, while LeBron James finished with 18 points and five assists.

USA now take on Australia in the quarter-finals, while Argentina will face South American rivals Brazil.

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