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USA Basketball Game Thread: USA vs. Argentina

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Paul George and Team USA take on a veteran team from Argentina

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Paul George and Luis Scola will reacquaint on the international stage.
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The USA Men’s Olympic team with Paul George will play their first exhibition game on Friday night against Argentina.

The U.S. squad has all of the parts for an active, attacking team that can get buckets and stop ‘em on the other end. While talent isn’t lacking, experience in the international game remains the missing ingredient for Team USA.

That need for Team USA to come together as an international team makes Argentina a perfect opponent to assess where they are before heading to Rio. The old guard of an extremely successful Argentinian basketball team is giving it at least one more go at the Olympics with Manu Ginobili (age 38), Luis Scola (36), Carlos Delfino (33) and Andres Nocioni (38) still leading the team.

The game tips at 9 p.m. ET and will be televised on NBA TV. The broadcast will also be live streamed on Facebook live.

Check out the game and share your thoughts and observations in the comments.