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Olympic basketball: Day 7 preview

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Men’s games:


GROUP A


China vs. Australia


Time: 1:15 pm EDT

TV: USA
Live stream


USA vs. Serbia


Time: 6:00 pm EDT

TV: NBCSN
Live stream


France vs. Venezuela


Time: 9:30 pm EDT
Live stream


 


Women’s games:


GROUP B


Serbia vs. China


Time: 11:15 am EDT
Live stream


Canada vs. USA


Time: 2:30 pm EDT

TV: NBCSN
Live stream

 


Spain vs. Senegal


Time: 4:45 pm EDT
Live stream

 


 


Key matchups


Canada vs. USA (women)


Coming off of yet another record-setting performance in the Rio Olympics, the U.S. face their toughest test yet in an undefeated Canadian team. This U.S. team looks to rival even the 1996 U.S. Olympic team, often referred to as the dream team of women's hoops, in terms of talent and sheer domination. In their previous game, they became the first women's team to score 100 points in three consecutive games. Canada will present a good test to see if the U.S. has faced weak competition or if they will waltz through this tournament in rare form. 


Keep an eye on Canada's Kia Nurse in this game. Nurse plays collegiately for Team USA's Geno Auriemma at the University of Connecticut. She won the national championship twice playing for Auriemma and alongside Breanna Stewart. 


USA vs. Serbia (men)


The U.S. eked out a victory over Australia in their last game in what was easily the most competitive game the U.S. has played in Rio. For a team most consider the gold medal favorite, the Australia win was a big test to see if the United States could pull off a win against a team that has significantly more experience playing together.


Coming off of such an emotional victory, the U.S. must be careful not to take the matchup with Serbia for granted. With every team gunning to knock off the U.S., an unfocused squad could be upset by an upstart Serbian squad.



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