The USA men?s basketball team continues its quest for the Olympic gold with a quarterfinal matchup against Argentina on Wednesday night in Rio.
USA vs. Argentina quarterfinal starts August 17 at 5:45 p.m. EDT and NBC Sports Network will broadcast the game live in the United States. The live streaming as well as replays of the match can be viewed through NBCOlympics.com link here.
You can also watch online through NBC Sports Live Extra or by using the NBC Sports Live Extra app for tablets and mobile devices. This, however, requires your cable subscription in order to view the game live.
The viewers in the United Kingdom will be able to view the quarterfinals through BBC and BBC iPlayer, while Australian fans can catch their national team with Seven Network. The viewers in New Zealand view the match through Sky TV network.
The Dream Team USA made through the preliminary round undefeated with a perfect 5-0 record but it was hardly an easy task as the team has struggled the past three games. The United States players received a scare from Australia before coming from behind to win by 10. Then they scraped past Serbia and France, by 3 points each time. Now in the knockout round, there?s no more room for error.
Argentina comes in as the fourth seed in Group B, but there?s speculation Argentina didn?t play its best in their final game of prelims with the hopes that they would avoid being placed in the same bracket as the U.S.
However, the team is still strong with Manu Ginobili, Luis Scola, Andres Nocioni and Carlos Delfino who could upset United States? gold run. Argentine basketball team had ended Team USA?s gold medal hopes with a stunning semifinal victory in 2004 Olympics. That defeat was the third of the Athens Olympics for the U.S. and led to major changes within USA Basketball.
Should US win it will be heading for a Semi-Final for its gold medal run and you can find the schedule for semis here.
USA vs. Argentina
Location: Rio de Janeiro,Brazil; Carioca Arena 1
Date: Wednesday, 17 August
Start Time: 5:45 p.m. EDT
TV: NBC Sports Network
TV Channel/Stream Canada: CBC or TSN/Olympics.CBC.ca
TV Channel/Stream UK: BBC/BBC.com