As unbeatable as the United States appears to be, a win against the Argentinians is anything but a forgone conclusion.
Argentina proved as much when losing by just six points in an exhibition game held in Barcelona prior to Olympic play. They did so again in the final game of the preliminary rounds, matching Team USA step for step through the first half.
After 20 minutes of play, Argentina trailed by just one point.
None of that will change the fact that the United States remains the undisputed favorite to win this game. The team's stars will rise to the occasion with the prospect of elimination on the line, and its depth of talent has proven insurmountable for opponents thus far.
Nevertheless, if any team has a real chance to pull out the highly improbable upset, it's Argentina.
Here are the 10 most decisive factors to keep an eye on.