Team USA Basketball Led By Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul Against Argentina

July 7, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Team USA guard Kobe Bryant is introduced to media during a press conference at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Team USA held on late to defeat a chippy Argentina team.

Team USA played their fourth exhibition warmup game on Sunday against a feisty Argentina team. Even as things got chippy in the second half, USA held it together and won by a score of 86-80. The game was their first of three matchups they'll play in Europe before the 2012 London Olympics begin.

Kevin Durant led the US with 27 points. He also dished out three assists and brought down three rebounds. Kobe Bryant continued to play well, scoring 18 points while being matched up with Manu Ginobili for much of the afternoon. Chris Paul continued doing an excellent job of facilitating the offense, and he finished his day with five points, four rebounds and five assists.

LeBron James had 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists. For the first time this year, two players did not come off the bench for Coach Krzyweski: Anthony Davis and James Harden.

Argentina was led by Ginobili and his 23 points. Luis Scola added 14 points and seven rebounds.

For more on Team USA hoops, check out SB Nation Los Angeles. Visit the SB Nation Olympics Hub for continued updates this summer.

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