Australia leads 54-49 at halftime over the powerhouse USA.
Next event at Rio Olympics isn’t an ordinary one, as we get to catch one of the biggest battles of this season’s Rio, Men’s Basketball USA vs. Australia on Wednesday starting at 6 P.M. ET at Barra Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Team USA is eventually ahead by bowling out Venezuelans with 113-69 score, 20 points from Paul George and Butler nailed 17 points. Americans are currently in the first place in Group A, performing as expected. However, Wednesday’s battle is not going to be pleasing for them, as Boomers’ kick started their game with a dominant win over France. Further, on Monday, they reached the Olympic quarterfinals by trashing Serbia 95-80, with Mills notching 26 points on 8-for-17 from shooting and Dellevedova smashed 23 points and 13 assists.
Team proved that Aussies are not to be taken lightly as they are equally trying to win at Rio. They brought the real NBA talent on the floor and their pick-and-roll move has pulled tough defenses down so far especially in match against France.
USA is likely to expand their wings with dominant performances from Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins, Paul George, and Carmelo Anthony. However, for USA to win the team will require more of solid defensive throughout the game as the prefect Australian team (2-0) comprises of five veteran NBA Players, counting Andrew Bogut, guard Matthew Dellevedova and Patty Mills as best.
Lack of athletes in Australian team is their worst drawback while challenging USA, which is favoured by 30 points in this game. And not to forget, Team USA is has more in-depth advantage and experience over Aussies. This game is a test for both teams in their journey of winning gold at Rio.
How to watch USA vs. Australia Live Stream?
USA vs. Australia Live Stream is available at NBCOlympics.com