It's 2008 all over again.

After knocking off Argentina, USA has advanced to the gold medal game in this year's Olympics as they will face Spain once again.

USA rolled to an easy 109-83 victory over Argentina, dropping 18 three's in the beating. Now they have a chance to capture the elusive gold medal.

"Anything less than this would have been unsatisfying for us," Carmelo Anthony told the Associated Press. "We believe that we could get here, and we're here now. We got one game left."

Kevin Durant led the Americans with 19 points with LeBron James and Melo trailing behind with 18 apiece. USA beat Spain last time in 2008 and in an exhibition game earlier before the Olympics began. However, it won't be easy with the Gasol brothers and Serge Ibaka dominating in the paint.

"I think it's only right," James said. "Everyone said that this is the game they wanted to see. We look forward to it. We're happy as a team we're able to be back in this position. We've got to defend, we've got to rebound, we've got to share the ball."

The 2012 team has drawn a lot of comparisons to 1992's Dream Team. USA has shown their dominance, beating their opponents by an average margin of 36 points. In order for Spain to win, they need to play at their best and not make any mistakes at all, as Argentina's Manu Ginobili says so.

"They've got to play almost a perfect game and they've got to force them to play 5-on-5 and not let them run," he siad. "But yeah, yeah, they can be beat. It's not easy. The odds are not with Spain, but, of course, if you play your best game and they're not very inspired, you've got a shot."

We'll see if USA captures the gold medal Sunday at 10 AM ET.

Josh Dhani is the founder of FootBasket. You can read more about him at his website. Follow him on Twitter @joshdhani.


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