The U.S. men's basketball team takes the court again after a scare over the weekend.
Team USA barely squeaked by Lithuania, winning 99-94 on Saturday. The Americans came dangerously close to losing their first game of the 2012 Olympics. Lithuania led the contest as late as halfway through the fourth quarter.
On Monday, the U.S. will face one of its toughest tests of the Games. They are scheduled to play Argentina at 5:15 in London. The game will be broadcast on the NBC Sports Network. If you can't get to a television, you can watch a free live stream online by clicking here.
Argentina is the last team to win the gold medal, other than the United States. They took home the gold in 2004, defeating the U.S. on their way to a first place finish.
Four current NBA players will try to upset Team USA. Luis Scola and Manu Ginobili lead the group. Scola averaged 15.5 points and 6.4 rebounds for Houston last year, while the Spurs star put up 12.9 points per game in the lockout-shortened season.
Carlos Delfino and Pablo Prigioni will man the Argentina backcourt. Prigioni has yet to play in the NBA, but signed a contract with the Knicks recently.
Andres Nocioni is also on the club. He played in the NBA from 2004-2012, and finished out last year playing in Spain. He averaged 10.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per contest in his professional career.
Despite Argentina's talent and past success, the U.S. is still expected to win with ease. They are 24.5.-point favorites, according to the online betting Web site Bovada.
Carmelo Anthony has come off the bench and led the U.S. in scoring through four Olympic games. He's averaging 20.5 points per game, and scored a record-setting 37 points against Nigeria.
LeBron James had probably his best game in London on Saturday. He scored 20 points, including nine of those in the final quarter to help Team USA secure the victory.
This is the last game of the preliminary round for men's basketball. The quarterfinals begin on Wednesday.
Prediction: Expect the U.S. to come out strong after almost losing on Saturday. Argentina has a few good players, but don't have an inside presence that could give Team USA a lot of problems.
Predicted Score: USA over Argentina, 106-80