With Spain having been ousted by France in the World Cup semifinals, the only thing standing in the way of a United States gold medal is the potential for the U.S. to suffer a letdown and lose to a vastly inferior opponent.
The Americans took the court Thursday afternoon in Barcelona looking to avoid that type of letdown when they took on Lithuania in the semifinals.
In this photo, U.S. guard Kyrie Irving of the Cavs defends Lithuania forward Martynas Pocius.
Click through to see the game in photos. (Getty)