Argentina and Team USA have a long history of international basketball battles. Their latest fight for position came on July 22, 2012, when Argentina nearly upset the United States but fell by a score of 86-80.
A final score that was nearly overcome as Argentina outscored Team USA by a score of 64-55 during the final three quarters.
On August 6, the two teams will hit the court for the second time in roughly two weeks. The teams will be coming off of different buildups, with Argentina falling to France and the U.S. going undefeated. Each have victory on their minds, however, and will be looking to upstage the other entering elimination play.
Fortunately for Argentina, they hold an advantage. Team USA has been exposed by Lithuania and their small margin of victory at 99-94 is evidence of such.
So what has Argentina learned?