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Luis Scola with 17 and 9 as Argentina beats Lithuania in double OT

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Argentina defeated Lithuania Wednesday, 86-85, in double overtime on a last second shot as the pace of pre-Olympic friendlies picked up in South America. The game was played in Buenos Aires, the Argentine capital.

The big news was the final shot of the game. Facundo Campazzo hit a fadeaway in the lane as time ran out in the second overtime to give Argentina the victory.  Once again, the Nets' Luis Scola led the blue-and-white, with 17 points and nine rebounds.  Scola is now averaging 17 points in five friendly games.  He shot 5-of-17, including 1-of-5 from deep and handed out four assists in 35 minutes of action.

It was the second straight one-point game for Argentina who lost to Australia Tuesday.  Scola told reporters, "The level of competition was very similar to what we will see in the Olympics, but with the obvious differences between a friendly and an official one ".

on Fridday, Argentina plays Croatia with Bojan Bogdanovic and Team USA plays Venezuela with Grievis Vasquez.  Its the second tiem Bogdanovic will face off vs a teammate in a friendly contest. In June, Croatia defeated Canada with Bogdanovic scoring 25 and Antony Bennett 21 in Italy.  The Olympics begin August 5.

Here's the final shot...