On the heels of a 118-78 rout of Great Britain, Team USA now has the opportunity to make a far more important statement in Sunday's exhibition against Argentina.
The Argentinians won the gold medal in 2004 and have been known to make some noise on the international stage thanks to their scrappiness and talent alike. It doesn't hurt that several of their players either play or have played in the NBA.
While no team holds a candle to the United States' depth and talent level, Argentina is as well-equipped as any to make the gold-medal favorites work for everything they get.
The two countries will face off again in the final game of the preliminary round on August 6, so this contest previews what could be an important game for both clubs.
Who prevails will ultimately hinge on the results of individual matchups. Here's a look at a few that should take center stage.