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Team USA 2012: Americans Face Spaniards Before Olympics

Team USA takes on the Spain team in what is undoubtedly their biggest rivalry on the international scene. This Americans are coming off an 86-80 win against Argentina over the weekend and look for similar results in their final exhibition game before the Olympics get started officially.

The Spaniards are led by the Gasol brothers, Pau and Mark, as well as Oklahoma City Thunder big man Serge Ibaka. What plagues the Americans is inside play and size and Spain has the clear advantage there. But Team USA is believed to have the best basketball players and overall athletes, so this is set to be an interesting head-to-head. The play of Tyson Chandler will obviously be key here, since he's the Americans' only true experienced big.

A win for Team USA would make them 5-0 in exhibition play.

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