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LAS VEGAS (2007 FIBA Americas Championship) - LeBron James and the rest of the United States squad made sure that what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas with a 118-81 throttling of Argentina in the gold medal game of the FIBA Americas Championship at Thomas & Mack Center.
James scored a game-high 31 points including eight three-pointers as the U.S. continued its torrid shooting in the tournament by making 20-of-41 triples to Argentina's 9-of-27.
The U.S. got off to a fast start leading 35-14 after the first quarter and never looked back with their biggest lead climbing to 38 points for the game.
Dwight Howard's 20 points and four blocked shots combined with Carmelo Anthony's 16 points and game-high eight rebounds helped the U.S. overpower Argentina 40-24 in the paint.
Luis Scola, named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, led the Argentinean squad with 23 points, while teammate Leonardo Gutierrez chipped in 11 points.