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Whew!

That Was a Close One

8/4/2012 5:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0804_lebron_james_gettyTeam USA was actually TRAILING IN THE FOURTH QUARTER ... but LeBron James took over and led the Americans to a close 99-94 win over Lithuania. 

James and Carmelo Anthony each had 20 points to lead the team. Lithuania's Linus Kleiza led all scorers with 25.

Team USA has won 13 gold medals and is the overwhelming favorite at this year's Olympics. Earlier this week, they beat Nigeria 156–73 ... an Olympic record for points scored in a game.

They next play on Monday night against Argentina. 

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Supr Dav     

I'm 100% American but I sure would like to see them lose.

723 days ago
2.

Truth    

LTU ISNT EVEN THE TOP TEAM AFTER THE USA. THEY WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO LOSE. GET THAT ****INESS OUT OF THEM FOR A CHANGE... #TRUTH!!

723 days ago
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writenow    

Shocking Had they lost they would have had to take a freighter home. They still may.

723 days ago
4.

Marisa    

Go Argentina!!! Sure thing we're gonna win the game! Vamos a ganar!

723 days ago
5.

Tigers Wood    

Hope them overpaid actors get put down good.

723 days ago
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IN MY OPINION    

THE ONLY SPORT THE USA IS 100% DOMINANT-MEANING THERE IS NO COMPETITION. WHY IS THAT?

IT'S KIND OF BORING.

723 days ago
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Edita    

We are proud of how Lithuania played !

723 days ago
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spokenword    

I hope they lose. The NBA is dead to me.

723 days ago
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Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

Harlem Globetrotters!!! Harlem Globetrotters!!! Harlem Globetrotters!!!

723 days ago
10.

douglasquaid    

lithuania played good

723 days ago
11.

dagarza    

Missed free throws, poor defensive rotations and a tendency to jack up three-pointers without bothering to penetrate nearly wrecked Team USA's chances of staying undefeated, but LeBron James was just too good for Lithuania. Lithuania almost got a lucky win, because USA shot less than 20 percent. Amazing and they still won! Not even when they are shooting bad!
It is crazy and unpatriotic to support another country being American, how could you want USA to lose if your American… Wow! Really!

723 days ago
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maria    

Ever since Kobe and some of the other players started talking about they should be paid for thier time at the Olymics, it disgusted me on the whole team, and sad to say wished they would loose and not win a medal.

723 days ago
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Jeff Burdick    

Can a victory be humbling? Perhaps, but this game had me thinking another thought. The interesting myth about the Olympics and "our" athletes' victories is we think "the world is watching," but the truth is, they are just watching their athletes and their own local broadcasts -- as illuminated in this funny infographic. Enjoy: http://www.chicagonow.com/fluffington-post/2012/08/2012-olympics-infograhic/

723 days ago
14.

LDB    

Over rated celebrities need to lose

723 days ago
15.

parlayer    

"Never under estimate your opponent" could get your black asses wiped with white toilet paper. you are the target, everybody is shooting at. stay out of bars between games.

723 days ago
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