Olympic Cheap Shot? U.S. Men’s Basketball Tops Argentina

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The U.S. Men’s Basketball team pulled away in the second half of a physical game against Argentina to notch a 126-97 victory and top seeding in the Olympic tournament’s quarter-finals.

After letting loose a three-point shot in the third quarter, Carmelo Anthony took a cheap shot to the groin from Facundo Campazzo, the Argentine player defending him on the play.

A replay of the action showed Campazzo sticking his arm out as Anthony comes down after the shot. He jabs Anthony in the groin, causing him to fall to the ground.

Several players on the U.S. bench started shouting about the play.  Coach Mike Krzyzewski began arguing with Argentina forward Luis Scola near the scorer’s table until referees intervened.

The Americans completed a 5-0 run through the preliminary phase of the tournament and will face Australia (3-2) in Wednesday’s quarter-finals. Check out the shot below:

http://youtu.be/WKnP4A3WVxU

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