When and Where to Watch Team USA vs Spain Quarter Finals at Tokyo Olympics 2020?

Published 08/02/2021, 12:37 AM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Basketball – Men – Group A – United States v Czech Republic – Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan – July 31, 2021. Khris Middleton of the United States in action with Jakub Sirina of Czech Republic REUTERS/Brian Snyder


What initially looked like the fate of Team USA in the Tokyo Olympics, has changed drastically as they clinched a spot in the quarterfinals in the men’s basketball tournament. However, the road is only about to get tougher as they are matched up against Spain. Will they be able to continue their race to their fourth consecutive gold medal at the Olympic Games? Or will Spain take that opportunity away from them for good? Let’s take a look at where you can catch the action live.

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When are where to watch the Team USA vs Spain Quarterfinals?

When Team USA disappointed everyone after losing both exhibition games against Nigeria and Australia, it had people questioning their capability of competing with more elite teams. And suspicion about their shot at a gold only grew stronger when they lost to France in the opener.

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In fact, they reached a position where winning both their next games was vital for them to advance to the next round. Thankfully, victories against Iran and the Czech Republic came more easily but now they have the knockout stage waiting for them. Losing one game means crushing your chances at a gold medal. And to make this worse, they are up against the No. 2 team in the world, Spain.

The game between the USA’s men’s basketball team vs Spain’s is scheduled at 12:40 AM EST and fans can view it on several platforms. For viewers, it will be broadcasted on NBC, but those who want to stream it instead can watch on Peacock or NBC Olympics. Other websites and apps where you can catch the game are Fubo TV and NBC Sports App.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Basketball – Men – Group C – Spain v Slovenia – Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan – August 1, 2021. Ricky Rubio of Spain in action with Mike Tobey of Slovenia and Luka Doncic of Slovenia REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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What to expect from this matchup?

The Spanish are coming off a closely fought game against Luka Doncic’s Slovenia. Losing to them kept Slovenia undefeated in the games. But it also means that defeating the talented team USA won’t come easy for them either.

Irrespective of what the outcome was in their last game, Spain is not a team to be taken lightly. They’re led by Ricky Rubio, while Kevin Durant takes the lead for the USA. But KD, having broken the all-time scoring record for the USA’s team, has fans keeping full faith in him.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Basketball – Men – Group A – United States v Czech Republic – Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan – July 31, 2021. Kevin Durant of the United States in action with Tomas Satoransky of Czech Republic and Jan Vesely of Czech Republic REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Adding to KD, Jayson Tatum, Jrue Holiday and Damian Lillard have been proving to be a force to be reckoned with. Definitely, expect this to be a close battle but USA is likely to take the victory home. What are your thoughts on this prediction?

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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