Argentina beat Lithuania 102-79 on the first day of the men's Olympic basketball tournament. Luis Scola led the Argentines to victory with his strong performance of 32 points, six rebounds and three assists. Argentina's "Big Three" of Scola, Manu Ginobili and Carlos Delfino was too much for Lithuania to handle.
The game was close after the first quarter, the Argentina up just one point 24-23. Argentina used a 27-16 second quarter to separate themselves and extended that lead in the third and fourth quarters.
The victory places Argentina atop the Group A standings with the United States and Nigeria. Argentina is likely to advance and has a good shot at the No. 2 seed from the group.