Aug 4, 2012; London, United Kingdom; USA forward LeBron James (6) pulls in a rebound against Lithuania guard Martynas Pocius (7) in a preliminary round game during the 2012 London Olympic Games at Basketball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Lithu-ZANY-a! Team USA, LeBron James Eke Out Tough Victory

Lithuania gave Team USA quite the scare by taking the lead in the fourth quarter, but LeBron James sealed the game with a strong closing performance.

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Live By The 3, Die By The 3: Team USA Shoots Itself In The Foot

Team USA had a historic night shooting the ball against Nigeria on Thursday. However, the team seems to have fallen in love with the three-pointer. It almost cost them against Lithuania Saturday, and could cost them yet if they don't tone it down.

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Team USA Plays Small, Shows Flaws In Narrow Win

Team USA had itself a tight game against Lithuania. The Americans remained unbeaten, but showed the blueprint for beating them. Will Coach K adjust?

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Team USA Vs. Lithuania Final Score: LeBron James Saves Americans In 99-94 Win

With less than six minutes remaining, Team USA was in jeopardy of a shocking loss to Lithuania in the fourth game of the preliminary round of the 2012 Olympic basketball tournament. Then, LeBron James took over. The Miami Heat star scored nine points down the stretch, and the Americans held on for a 99-94 win that was competitive throughout.

Team USA took a six-point lead after three quarters, but Lithuania responded with a 9-2 run to take a two-point advantage on a three-pointer by Linas Kleiza with seven minutes remaining in the game. Lithuania maintained that advantage for a couple minutes, but Chris Paul hit a critical three-pointer with 5:39 remaining to allow Team USA to regain the lead. Then, James took over, hitting a three-pointer and dunking on the fast break to push Team USA's lead back to six points with three and a half minutes remaining.

Team USA finally polished off Lithuania a minute later. James missed a three-pointer, but Paul grabbed the rebound and passed to Deron Williams in midair for an open three-pointer. Then, after a Lithuania turnover, James drove past Darius Songaila and hit a lefty layup to give Team USA a nine-point lead with 2:10 remaining.

James finished with 20 points in the game. Carmelo Anthony added 20 points for Team USA, and Kevin Durant added 16. Linas Kleiza led all scorers with 25 points for Lithuania, while former Duke reserve Martynas Pocius added 14.

Team USA moves to 4-0 and regained control of Group A. Lithuania falls to 1-3, but they should still make the quarterfinals with a win over lowly Tunisia on Monday.

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Team USA Vs. Lithuania: Time, TV Coverage And More

The United States men's basketball team is set to face off against Lithuania on Saturday morning on NBCSN.

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How To Watch Team USA Basketball Vs. Lithuania Live

The U.S. men's basketball team will play Lithuania Saturday with the game available on the NBC Sports Network and via an online stream.

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