This sentence may sound crazy, but it is true: the US men’s basketball team really needs a victory now.
The US team hopes to avoid a three-game losing streak against Argentina on Tuesday night. The Americans unexpectedly lost to Nigeria and Australia in the first two exhibition games, causing many fans to worry about the approach of the Tokyo Olympics.
But American coach Gregg Popovich doesn’t sound too worried because he focuses more on the process than the result.
“I’m very happy. I think we got better tonight,” Popovich said after losing to Australia. “After a short time together, there are a lot of things to cover, but the first half and the second half are two different beasts. In the first half, we defended the way we wanted, and we defended Nigeria the way we didn’t. We are more physically strong. . Our defense lasts longer. We rebound better. We move the ball better and faster on the offensive end.
“In the second half, we were exhausted. When this happens, your spirit will also take a little bit, and we did not maintain the rebound in the same way. The defense is different. Our pace is different… in general It’s totally understandable to say that we need more training. We just stick to the process of trying to get better in each game. We did it tonight, so I’m satisfied with what I saw.”
Can the US team avoid another upset?
Sports news will provide real-time updates and highlights of the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball match against Argentina. Follow here.
U.S. vs. Argentina
|the first season||Q2||Q3||Fourth quarter||final|
Real-time updates from the United States and Argentina, highlights
(All times are east)
5:40 pm — The US team announced that Jason Tatum will not play against the Argentina team.
Due to a sore right knee, Jason Tatum will not participate in the match against Argentina tonight. The U.S. team said he was day after day.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 13, 2021
How to watch American basketball games
Before the Americans travel to Tokyo, all five U.S. Olympic men’s basketball exhibition games will be broadcast live on NBCSN.
You can also use fuboTV to play the U.S. team game online, Provide 7-day free trial.
|date||game||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|July 10||United States and Nigeria||eight pm||NBCSN|
|July 12||U.S. vs. Australia||eight pm||NBCSN|
|July 13||U.S. vs. Argentina||18:00||NBCSN|
|July 16||U.S. vs. Australia||18:00||NBCSN|
|July 18||United States and Spain||Nine p.m||NBCSN|
When will the Olympics start?
The opening ceremony of the 2021 Olympic Games is July 23. The men’s basketball tournament in two days will end on July 25, and a medal match will be held from August 6th to 7th.
The U.S. team is one of 12 teams eligible to participate in the Tokyo Olympics. It will participate in Group A competition. The opponents in the group stage will be France, Iran and the Czech Republic.
|July 25||United States and France||Eight in the morning|
|July 28||U.S. vs. Iran||12:40 noon|
|July 31||United States and Czech Republic||Eight in the morning|
|August 3||Men’s basketball quarterfinals||To be determined|
|August 5||Men’s Basketball Semifinals||To be determined|
|August 6||Men’s Basketball Gold Medal Match||To be determined|
|August 7||Men’s Basketball Bronze Medal Match||To be determined|