The U.S. Squad lit up Las Vegas with its red-hot shooting (again) in Sunday's victory.
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USA Defeats Argentina to Claim Gold at the FIBA Americas
The U.S. National Team was on a mission to put Argentina away early as it scored 35 points in the first quarter en route to a 118-81 gold-medal victory at the FIBA Americas Championship on Sunday. The U.S. Team, which already clinched a spot at the 2008 Olympic Games, shot a red hot 57.5 percent from the field, including 49 percent from 3-point range, thanks to LeBron James (31 points, 8-of-11 from 3-point range), Dwight Howard (20 points, 7-of-7 from the field) and Carmelo Anthony (16 points, 4-of-8 from 3-point range).
Recap | Box Score | Photos | Dengate: Dengate’s All-Tournament Team
Saturday's Game: Recap | Box Score | Photos | Dengate: USA, Argentina Qualify for 2008 Olympics More coverage: Q&A With LeBron James | Scouting the Tourney

Training Camp
Aug. 21: Practice Photo Gallery
Aug. 20: USA Basketball Roster Math
Aug. 18: Carmelo Anthony: The Forgotten Man? | Saturday Photo Gallery
Aug. 17: Kobe Bryant's Friday workout
Aug. 16: Know Your Role | Thursday Photo Gallery
Aug. 15: Deron Williams: Learning from the Best | Wednesday Photo Gallery
Who's There? Senior & Select Team Rosters
Mini Camp Recap: The McTen: Nothing Mini About it
State Farm Challenge: Box Score | Photo gallery | Video highlights
July 22: No. 2 Pick Durant Better Than Advertised | Training Camp Photo Gallery
July 21: Fierce Competition | Seventeen Players for 12 Roster Spots

In May, Team USA added eight players to their roster, including Jason Kidd, Greg Oden and Kevin Durant. Seventeen members of the new and improved squad will begin training on July 20 and hold the 2007 State Farm USA Basketball Challenge on July 22. They will then reconvene in August before participating in the 2007 FIBA Americas Tournament from Aug. 22 - Sept. 2 in Las Vegas.
Colangelo: We'll be tougher defensively
Video: New players announcement | Oden and Durant

USA Takes Home the Bronze
Team USA outscored Argentina, the defending Olympic champions, by 14 in the second half en route to a 96-81 win in the third-place game at the 2006 World Championship. Dwyane Wade starred for USA, scoring 32 points, including 19 in the fourth quarter. LeBron James filled the box score, scoring 22, grabbing nine rebounds and giving out seven assists.
Complete Coverage: 2006 FIBA World Championship | 2006 USA Basketball Archive

Name Pos. Height Team/Univ
Carmelo Anthony F 6-8 Denver Nuggets
Chauncey Billups G 6-3 Detroit Pistons
Kobe Bryant G 6-6 Los Angeles Lakers
Tyson Chandler F-C 7-1 New Orleans Hornets
Dwight Howard F-C 6-11 Orlando Magic
LeBron James F 6-8 Cleveland Cavaliers
Jason Kidd G 6-4 New Jersey Nets
Mike Miller G 6-8 Memphis Grizzlies
Tayshaun Prince F 6-9 Detroit Pistons
Michael Redd G 6-6 Milwaukee Bucks
Amare Stoudemire C 6-10 Phoenix Suns
Deron Williams G 6-3 Utah Jazz
Name Pos. Height Team/Univ
Gilbert Arenas G 6-4 Washington Wizards
Shane Battier F 6-8 Houston Rockets
Chris Bosh F 6-10 Toronto Raptors
Carlos Boozer F-C 6-9 Utah Jazz
Bruce Bowen F 6-7 San Antonio Spurs
Elton Brand F 6-8 Los Angeles Clippers
Nick Collison F 6-10 Seattle SuperSonics
Kevin Durant F 6-9 Seattle SuperSonics
Kirk Hinrich G 6-3 Chicago Bulls
Antawn Jamison F 6-9 Washington Wizards
Joe Johnson G-F 6-7 Atlanta Hawks
Shawn Marion F 6-7 Phoenix Suns
Brad Miller C 7-0 Sacramento Kings
Adam Morrison F 6-8 Charlotte Bobcats
Greg Oden C 7-0 Portland Trail Blazers
Lamar Odom F 6-10 Los Angeles Lakers
Chris Paul G 6-0 New Orleans Hornets
Paul Pierce F-G 6-6 Boston Celtics
J.J. Redick G 6-4 Orlando Magic
Luke Ridnour G 6-1 Seattle Supersonics
Dwyane Wade G 6-4 Miami Heat

Name Position Team/Univ
Mike Krzyzewski Head Coach Duke University
Jim Boeheim Assistant Coach Syracuse University
Mike D'Antoni Assistant Coach Phoenix Suns
Nate McMillan Assistant Coach Portland Trail Blazers


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August 22 - Sept. 2: Las Vegas, Nev.
FIBA Americas 2007
Aug. 22: USA 112, Venezuela 69
Box Score | Photos | First Time Out
Aug. 23: USA 123, US Virgin Islands 59
Box Score | Photos | Redd Hot
Aug. 25: USA 113, Canada 63
Box Score | Photos | Wade Visits
Aug. 26: USA 113, Brazil 76
Box Score | Photos | Low Barbosa
Aug. 27: USA 127, Mexico 100
Box Score | Photos | Still A Win
Aug. 28: USA 117, Puerto Rico 78
Box Score | Photos | What's Ahead
Aug. 29: USA 118, Uruguay 79
Box Score | Photos | Batista Shines
Aug. 30: USA 91, Argentina 76
Box Score | Photos | One Win Away
Sept 1: USA 135, Puerto Rico 91
Box Score | Photos | US, Argentina Qualify
Sept 2: USA 118, Argentina 81
Box Score | Photos | All-Tournament Team

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