It wouldn't be right without LeBron James breaking some kind of record before leaving the 2012 Summer Olympics.
In another consecutive blowout, James led Team USA over Australia in a defying 119-86 victory Wednesday night.
In their third win over Australia in just 17 days, James showed why he is the most valuable asset to this team by recording the first triple-double in the history of the Olympics. His stellar performance included 11 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists.
"He's our leader, a guy that continues to show us why he's the best," head coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "Right now he's the best player on this team, simple as that. He showed that tonight."
Besides James, Kobe Bryant finished with a team-high of 20 points after six-consecutive three-point-shots in the second half, and Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and Deron Williams scored 49 collectively.
Following the victory over Australia, Team USA moves up in the bracket and is set to face their Olympic rivals, Argentina.
The game is scheduled to get underway at 4 p.m. ET in London on the NBC Sports Network. If you can't get to a television, you can watch a free live stream online by clicking here.
Having just played them on Monday night, the U.S. revived their sluggish first half-play by defeating Manu Ginobili's squad in an overwhelming 126-97 victory. Durant went off against them, shooting 8-10 from three-point-range, and finishing the game with 28 points, 17 of which came in the third quarter.
In the first half of Monday's contest, Argentina kept it close with USA, eventually closing the second quarter only trailing by one point. From the beginning of the second half, however, Argentina had no answer for the Americans..
In the third quarter alone, the U.S. nearly doubled their point toal. In the ten-minute quarter, USA scored 47 points, and brought the game to another level. By the time Argentina tried to make a comeback, they were out of time.
Now, set for a Friday night game, the Team USA will look to play with the same vigorous mindset and get one step closer to claiming the gold.
Prediction: If anyone has a chance of beating Team USA, it's Argentina. Led by Ginobili, they are a high-scoring team that is crafted by veteran players. The United States, however, has them beat with their speed and conditioning. Argentina cannot survive a game for four quarters with USA when all of their starters are on the court for 30 or more minutes. If they stand any chance, Argentina must rotate their players to allow equitable rest among the team, and ensure that come the fourth quarter, they will still have a lot of gas left in the tank. Since it's easier said than done, the most likely scenario will continue as it has over the last couple of weeks. Team USA will fuel its offensive game by nailing three-point shots from both sides of the arc, and make key plays in the transition game. Expect Durant to put up big numbers on Friday, but look for James to be the leader once again. When he's on the court, there is virtually no one who can stop him.
Predicted Score: USA over Argentina, 124-89