What to watch for in basketball: Day 3

What to watch for in basketball: Day 3

Diana Taurasi

Men’s games:

GROUP B

Serbia vs. Australia

Time: 1:15 pm EDT
TV: NBCSN
Live stream

USA vs. Venezuela

Time: 6:00 pm EDT
TV: NBCSN
Live stream

France vs. China

Time: 9:30 pm EDT
Live stream

Women’s games:

GROUP B

Spain vs. USA

Time: 11:00 am EDT
TV: NBCSN
Live stream

Canada vs. Serbia

Time: 1:15 pm EDT
Live stream

GROUP A

Japan vs. Brazil

Time: 4:30 pm EDT
Live stream

France vs. Belarus

Time: 6:45 pm EDT
Live stream

Key matchups

USA vs. Spain (women)

The United States women’s basketball team got off to a record-setting start against Senegal in their first game of the Olympics. Now facing stiffer competition in Spain, USA is out to prove they are still the team to beat in the tournament.

USA vs. Venezuela (men)

Much like their female counterparts, the U.S. men started the tournament in dominant fashion. They will once again face one of the weaker teams in the tournament, so while the game is unlikely to be competitive there will be ample opportunity for highlight-worthy plays. Look for DeMarcus Cousins and DeAndre Jordan to exploit a much smaller Venezuelan squad.

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