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USA men's hoop up 9 at half

Posted by Marc J. Spears, Globe Staff  August 22, 2008 11:11 AM

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BEIJING -- The United States men's basketball team owned a 49-40 lead a halftime against Argentina in the semi-finals game of the Olympics at the Olympic Basketball Gymnasium tonight. The Americans have shot more 3-pointers (6-of-20) than two point field goal attempts (13). USA forward Carmelo Anthony has 13 points while Argentina forward Luis Scola had 12 points. Argentina guard Manu Ginobili left the game with 3:39 left in the first quarter with USA up 14-4 and didn't return the rest of the first half. Spain beat Lithuania earlier to advance to the gold medal game Sunday.

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