The Americans knew that this was going to be a competitive game from the start and get go. In the first half, the game was close until the second half in the third quarter. The Americans turned on the switch and score a flurry of baskets in a row. Kobe Bryant had 20 second half points to lead Team U.S.A. and the rest is history. Now the Americans meet Argentina in the semifinals. They mustn’t take this game very lightly at all, considering our attitude against the world in basketball competitions.