After the United States Men’s basketball team routed China, 106-57, in an exhibition match on Sunday, they will meet again for a rematch on Tuesday night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
Team USA vs. China kicks off at 10 p.m. ET and will be televised by NBA TV. The match can also be watched online via the USA Basketball Facebook feed.
Team USA continues to dominate in the Olympic preparation tour throughout the country and Kevin Durant has been topscoring for the team. USA cruised to an easy victory in its first pre-Olympics friendly against Argentina on Friday night in Las Vegas, defeating the Argentinian national team, 111-74. Durant scored 23 points in almost 21 minutes, while Paul George added 18 and DeMarcus Cousins put up 14 points and 15 rebounds.
Sunday night?s game in Los Angeles saw another amazing performance from Golden State Warriors teammates Durant and Klay Thompson. KD was the leading scorer for the second straight exhibition with 19 points in 18 minutes. Thompson was right behind him with 17 points, and both players hit four 3-pointers. DeMar DeRozan, DeAndre Jordan, Cousins and Kyrie Irving all hit double figures as well.
Tuesday?s game at the Oracle Arena will see Durant play before his new home fans for the first time since signing with the Warriors as a free agent. With fellow Warriors Thompson and Draymond Green joining him, another powerful performance from the star will lead the U.S. closer to the Gold.
This will be China?s last practice match against the U.S. before they head to the Rio Olympics competition which will begin on Saturday, August 6 with both teams meeting in a Group A match-up. A win in this match will surely boost the confidence of Team USA and ultimately help counter the Chinese in the international arena.
But before the Olympics, the U.S. team also has exhibitions scheduled against Venezuela on July 29 at the United Center in Chicago, and on August 1 against Nigeria at the Toyota Center in Houston.
Here?s all you need to know:
USA vs. China
Location: Oracle Arena, Oakland
Day: Tuesday, 26th July
Time: 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PDT
TV: NBA TV
Online: Team USA Facebook
Remaining Exhibition Games:
USA Men?s National Team vs. Venezuela Fri., July 29, at 9 p.m. ET
USA Men?s National Team vs. Nigeria Mon., Aug. 1, at 8 p.m. ET