Team USA's Biggest Causes for Concern Going into Olympic Semifinals

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Team USA's Biggest Causes for Concern Going into Olympic Semifinals
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If you don't know much about the Argentinian men's basketball team, you should at least know this.

They aren't Nigeria.

The United States won't be winning its semifinal game by 83 points. In fact, the contest might actually be a contest. The fourth quarter may matter for once. If Lithuania could keep Team USA on its toes, you better believe Argentina can do the same.

No, they won't be favorites, nor anything close to it.

But, the Argentinian squad is talented and has something to prove. That's a dangerous combination, even against a roster led by the likes of LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant.

Argentina lost by just six point in a pre-Olympic tune-up held in Barcelona, and it stayed within a point of the United States after 20 minutes of action in the fifth preliminary game. An upset victory remain elusive in both instances, but you know what they say about the third time.

That third time will most certainly need to be charmed for Argentina to pull this one out, but Team USA still has some causes for concern.

Here are five of them.

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