Kobe Bryant and Co. went 10-0 in Las Vegas to take home FIBA gold.
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USA Takes Gold at FIBA Americas 2007
The U.S. team never took its foot off the gas pedal, dominating a tough Argentina squad for the second time in four days to take home the gold medal at the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship on Sunday. The 118-81 triumph was never in question thanks to 31 points from LeBron James, who shot an impressive 11-for-15 from the field, including a sparkling 8-for-11 from behind the arc. Dwight Howard hit all seven of his shot attempts en route to 20 points, and Carmelo Anthony wrapped added 16. MVP Luis Scola, who also made Jeff Dengate's All-Tournament Team, led Argentina with 23. Both teams had already secured spots in the 2008 Olympics on Saturday.

Earlier on Sunday, Puerto Rico took down short-handed Brazil 111-107 to earn the bronze. Elias Ayuso pumped in 39 points on 12-for-20 shooting, Carlos Arroyo added 30 and 10 assists, and Angelo Reyes had 15 points and 15 rebounds. Marcelinho Machado's 21 points led Brazil.

USA Basketball | 2006 FIBA World Championship | 2004 Olympics

OVERALL SCORING LEADERS
Player CTY G TP PPG
L. Barbosa BRA 10 218 21.8
C. Anthony USA 9 191 21.2
J. Edwin ISV 4 84 21
E. Batista URU 8 166 20.8
R. Beck MEX 7 142 20.3
Full Scoring Leaders
NBA SCORING LEADERS
Player CTY G TP PPG
L. Barbosa BRA 10 218 21.8
C. Anthony USA 9 191 21.2
E. Batista URU 8 166 20.8
L. Scola ARG 10 195 19.5
L. James USA 10 181 18.1
Team USA Stats

NBA PLAYERS ON NATIONAL TEAM ROSTERS
Country Name NBA Team
Argentina Carlos Delfino Toronto Raptors
Argentina Luis Scola Houston Rockets
Brazil Leandro Barbosa Phoenix Suns
Brazil Nene Denver Nuggets
Brazil Marcus Vinicius New Orleans Hornets
Canada Samuel Dalembert Philadelphia 76ers
Puerto Rico Carlos Arroyo Orlando Magic
Puerto Rico Jose Juan Barea Dallas Mavericks
Uruguay Esteban Batista Atlanta Hawks

More team information can be found here.

STANDINGS
QUARTERFINALS
TEAM W L PTS
1. United States 7 0 14
2. Argentina 6 1 13
3. Brazil 4 3 11
4. Puerto Rico 3 4 10
5. Canada 3 4 10
6. Uruguay 2 5 9
7. Mexico 2 5 9
8. Venezuela 1 6 8
Eliminated: Panama, U.S. Virgin Islands
Schedule & Results | Group Standings
FIBA Americas on NBA.com Espanol

COMPETITION FORMAT
10 participating teams each play all the other teams in their own group in single round-robin group contests.
Place 1-4 finishers in each group (8 total teams) qualify for the second round.
In the second round, each team will play the four advancing teams in the other first-round group.
Top four finishers advance to the third phase.
1st and 4th place finishers and 2nd and 3rd place teams in the standings meet in the semifinals, with the winners advancing to the gold medal game.

VENUE
Thomas & Mack Center
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Las Vegas (USA)

PHOTOS

The Lakers' Kobe Bryant joins the USA Men's Senior National Team for the first time.
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BROADCAST INFO
NBA TV, ESPN and FSN will provide television coverage for the FIBA Americas Championship while NBA TV Broadband and ESPN 360 will webcast the contests. Check out the broadcast schedule for more information.