Olympic basketball: USA tops Argentina, advances to men's quarterfinal

LONDON -- In basketball action, Argentina hung in there with Team USA in the first half trailing by just one point.

But Kevin Durant had a huge third quarter, turning things around. He made five three pointers, helping the U.S. outscore Argentina 42-17.

Argentina didn't go quietly, one of their players punched Carmelo Anthony at the end of the quarter.

The U.S. did get the last laugh blowing out Argentina 126-97.

The Americans will face Australia in the quarterfinal round Wednesday.

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