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Team USA play beach volleyball on their day off

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Ahead of their quarterfinals clash with Argentina, the United States have had two days off to prepare as the Olympic men's basketball tournament reaches the business end. Less than 24 hours after being in the crowd to cheer on the women's beach volleyball team, the NBA stars were partaking in a game of their own during their rest day on Monday.

Having finished the group stage with a 5-0 record, the players were back in the gym on Tuesday but were given the chance to enjoy themselves and unwind after three consecutively tough games against Australia, Serbia and France.

A reasonably big crowd gathered to watch the US guys in action and their usual competitive nature came out.

Draymond Green's hustle obviously transfers to the sand, but Klay Thompson, well he doesn't appear to have the same skills he possesses on the hardwood - his final shot was pretty terrible.

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The wounds of 2004 are still healing for the United States of America. They aren't quite over the embarrassment of coming third in Sydney and they face the nation that inflicted that embarrassing semifinal defeat on Wednesday.

Many of the players that claimed gold for the South American nation are making a final push for a podium finish while, ironically, the USA have not looked weaker since that year in Australia.

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The US have the quality to win the gold at a canter, but they are not showing the teamwork and chemistry needed to make it easy. They have flirted with defeat so far in this tournament and a loss would be fatal.

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