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Team USA vs. Australia Game Day Preview

Can the Yanks best the Boomers?

2020 Tokyo Olympics: Spain v USA Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images

Team USA faces Australia at the Tokyo Olympics in men’s basketball in the semifinals. A win gets either team closer to the gold medal. Team USA is fresh off a quarterfinals victory over Spain 95-81, despite the fact that Spain went on several runs over the course of the game, largely due to the presence of Ricky Rubio. However, Kevin Durant saved the day for Team USA, further cementing his status as one of the elite scorers for Team USA.

Australia, like Spain, is a matchup loaded with NBA talent in Joe Ingles, Patty Mills, Matisse Thybulle, Dante Exum, Aron Baynes, and Matthew Dellavedova. For the Australians, a lot is on the line: they have never medaled in men’s basketball at the Olympics. The Boomers have beaten Team USA before in exhibition play prior to the FIBA World Cup in 2019. What happens tonight is anyone’s guess.

Team USA vs. Australia
Date: Wednesday, August 4th
Time: 9:15 PM PT
Where To Watch: Peacock

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