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USA vs. New Zealand FIBA World Cup Open Thread

Former Portland Trail Blazers guard Josh Hart and Team USA begins its FIBA World Cup run against New Zealand.

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Former Portland Trail Blazers guard Josh Hart and the U.S. men’s national team is in Manila, Philippines opening up the 2023 FIBA World Cup against New Zealand.

This is the Game Day Thread. For those new to the process, you can talk about the game in the comment section with your fellow Blazer’s Edge readers. You can find viewing information and conversation rules just below this.

This is the first half game thread. We will post another game thread at 8:15 p.m. PT.

Enjoy the game and Go Blazers!

How to Watch

Saturday, August 26 - 5:40 a.m. PT

The game will be available to watch on ESPN+.

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