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Team USA men's basketball Olympic schedule: Dates, times, and where to watch

Audacy logo Audacy 7/23/2021 Dan Mennella
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The scrimmages are finally over as Team USA continues its pursuit of its fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The Americans got off to a rough start in exhibition play in these Games, dropping their first two matchups against Nigeria and Australia, before rebounding with wins over Argentina and rival Spain.

Along the way, two members of the final 12-man roster were replaced. Bradley Beal was sidelined by virus protocols, while Kevin Love withdrew as he continues mending from an injury that shortened his 2020-21 campaign.

Taking their respective roster spots were Spurs reserve forward Keldon Johnson, and veteran journeyman center JaVale McGee.

The reshuffled lineup will compete in Group A, along with the Czech Republic, France, and Iran. Here's a look at Team USA's schedule for the opening round, along with when and where to watch or stream. All competitions are closed to spectators, and will be held at Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo.

USA Basketball's Tokyo Olympics schedule for preliminary round

Note: all times listed in eastern standard time

USA vs. France

Sunday, July 25, 8 a.m.

Watch live: Streaming on Peacock

TV: On NBC tape delay

USA vs. Iran

Wednesday, July 28, 12:40 a.m.

Watch live: Streaming on Peacock

TV: On NBC tape delay

USA vs. Czech Republic

Saturday, July 31, 8 a.m.

Watch live: Streaming on Peacock

TV: On NBC tape delay

The first- and second-place teams from each of the three four-team groups will advance to the next round of competition.

Team USA basketball's roster looked like this when the team left for the Land of the Rising Sun:

Bam Adebayo, C, Miami Heat

Devin Booker, G, Phoenix Suns

Kevin Durant, F, Brooklyn Nets

Jerami Grant, F, Detroit Pistons

Draymond Green, F/C, Golden State Warriors

Jrue Holiday, G, Milwaukee Bucks

Keldon Johnson, F, San Antonio Spurs

Zach LaVine, G, Chicago Bulls

Damian Lillard, G, Portland Trail Blazers

JaVale McGee, C, Denver Nuggets

Khris Middleton, F, Milwaukee Bucks

Jayson Tatum, F, Boston Celtics

Leading the team from the bench will be longtime Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, who previously served as an assistant under former head coach Mike Krzyzewski. Coach K led the Americans to three straight golds after they "slumped" to bronze at the 2004 Games. Assistants include Warriors coach Steve Kerr, Pacers assistant Lloyd Pierce, and Villanova coach Jay Wright.

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