China and Australia will meet Friday at the Barra Carioca Arena 1 in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games for their fourth match in the men?s basketball tournament.
China vs. Australia match starts at 2:15 p.m. local time in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday, August 12. The match will be broadcast on the USA channel in the United States and starts at 1:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
The live streaming of the match is available via NBCOlympics.com. You can also watch online through NBC Sports Live Extra or by using the NBC Sports Live Extra app for tablets and mobile devices. The replay can also be watched via the same links in case you miss the crucial match.
Australians can cheer their national team on Channel 7 when the match begins 3:15 a.m. Australian time on Saturday. For mobiles and tablets, you?re going to want the dedicated Olympics on 7 app which is available for iOS?and Android devices.
The Olympics on 7 app is free and comes with 900 hours of Seven, 7TWO and 7mate Live simulcasts plus another 300 hours of additional Live sport. Serious sports fans can upgrade to the ?premium? version of the app for $19.99.
Australia looks for another victory after getting off to an impressive 2-1 start in this tournament. The Boomers narrowly went down to Team USA, 98-88, upping the heart rates of Aussie fans. Patty Mills led the way with 30 points and two rebounds while Andrew Bogut had 15 points and three assists. David Andersen was the third double-digit scorer and Matthew Dellavedova had 11 assists.
Australia is going to be very confident considering that they led the U.S. by five points at halftime. The Australians, who boast of five NBA players (four of whom have won NBA titles), could still play their way into a rematch against the Americans in the gold medal game.
China, on the other hand, is still looking for its first victory after a rough 0-3 start to the tournament. China?s best chance to win a game came against Venezuela, but they bungled it via a 4-point deficit, 68-72. China has simply looked outmatched for much of this Olympics and don?t seem to stand a chance against Australia?s impressive team.
Australia Vs. China
Venue: Barra Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Time: 1:15 p.m. EDT, 3:15 a.m. AEST (Australian Time)
TV: USA, Channel 7
AUS: Patty Mills, Andrew Bogut, Matthew Dellavedova, Aron Baynes, Joe Ingles, David Andersen, Cameron Bairstow, Ryan Broekhoff, Brock Motum, Kevin Lisch, Chris Goulding, Damian Martin
CHINA: Zhou Qi, Yi Jianlian, Wang Zhelin, Guo Ailun, Zhao Jiwei, Li Muhao, Zhou Peng, Li Gen, Ding Yanyuhang, Sui Ran, Zhai Xiaochuan, Zou Yuchen