LeBron James has a been a large reason as to why the Americans are 5-0 going into the quarterfinals.
In a game that could have been considered a test, the United States got past Argentina 126-97. Kevin Durant contributed 17 of his 28 points in the third quarter. KD and James were two of the main factors that enabled the Americans were to have 42 in the third after only leading by one at half.
James added 18 points, including seven to start the third quarter. The reigning MVP has used his athleticism and strong build to get easy baskets for the U.S.
In Saturday's game against Lithuania, James scored nine of his 20 points in the final four minutes. He now has 225 points as a U.S. Olympian. The Miami Heat forward is only six points shy from Charles Barkley for third place on the career list.
King James' performance gives the Miami Heat fans another sigh of relief that he is one of the leaders on their squad. James and Durant have led this team to the strong start.
When times were tough in the 99-94 victory over Lithuania, James proved that he can take over and finish.
The U.S. is the only undefeated team out of Group A and Group B. The 5-0 record and sheer dominance is due to many players, but James has been one of the more consistent ones.
While the Americans are hoping to avoid an embarrassing upset, the Miami Heat nation is glad to see that James has been a clutch leader throughout the Olympics.
James has been able to score at will, while also being able to find his teammates. In the win over Argentina, James had five assists to go with the 18 points.
Here are some things that Miami Heat fans should take out of James' Olympic performance thus far.