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Dream Team Week: USA vs. Lithuania semifinal tonight on Olympic Channel

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There’s just two days left in “Dream Team Week,” an eight-day stretch in which every USA basketball game from the 1992 Barcelona Games will air on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.

Tonight’s showing reaches the semifinal stage of the tournament. After going 5-0 in group stage, the Dream Team — which featured NBA superstars such as Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson — took care of Puerto Rico in the quarterfinals to set up a meeting with Lithuania in the semifinals. Despite falling to the U.S. in this game, Lithuania would not leave the Olympics empty-handed, as they ultimately ended up winning the bronze medal.

All eight games will be shown in sequential order via their original NBC Olympic broadcasts. Each night’s airing will start at 8 p.m. ET, unless noted otherwise below.

Monday, Aug. 28 — USA vs. Angola (*8:30 p.m. ET)
Tuesday, Aug. 29 — USA vs. Croatia
Wednesday, Aug. 30 — USA vs. Germany
Thursday, Aug. 31 — USA vs. Brazil
Friday, Sept. 1 — USA vs. Spain
Saturday, Sept. 2 — USA vs. Puerto Rico (quarterfinal)
Sunday, Sept. 3 — USA vs. Lithuania (semifinal)
Monday, Sept. 4 — USA vs. Croatia (final, *8:30 p.m. ET)

The final will conclude an 11-hour marathon of Dream Team game broadcasts on Labor Day.

After each game, the Olympic Channel will show NBC’s Dream Team documentary, which originally aired during the 2012 London Olympics and includes interviews with the players.

Check the Channel Finder to see how you can watch the Olympic Channel in your area.

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Dream Team Week: USA vs. Brazil tonight on Olympic Channel

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25 years after the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team known as “the Dream Team” dominated the competition at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is reairing the squad’s now-legendary games all week. The team was the first U.S. Olympic team with active NBA players, including basketball legends Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.

Airing tonight at 8pm ET on the Olympic Channel is USA vs. Brazil, the fourth of eight Dream Team victories. Led by Barkley, who scored 30 points, the U.S. beat Brazil 127-83.  But Brazil’s Oscar Schmidt, playing in his fourth Olympics, boosted his team by scoring 24 points. Over his five Olympic appearances, Schmidt would become the top cumulative scorer in men’s Olympic basketball, scoring a total of 1,093 points.

All eight games will be shown in sequential order via their original NBC Olympic broadcasts. Each night’s airing will start at 8 p.m. ET, unless noted otherwise below.

Monday, Aug. 28 — USA vs. Angola (*8:30 p.m. ET)
Tuesday, Aug. 29 — USA vs. Croatia
Wednesday, Aug. 30 — USA vs. Germany
Thursday, Aug. 31 — USA vs. Brazil
Friday, Sept. 1 — USA vs. Spain
Saturday, Sept. 2 — USA vs. Puerto Rico (quarterfinal)
Sunday, Sept. 3 — USA vs. Lithuania (semifinal)
Monday, Sept. 4 — USA vs. Croatia (final, *8:30 p.m. ET)

The final will conclude an 11-hour marathon of Dream Team game broadcasts on Labor Day.

After each game, the Olympic Channel will show NBC’s Dream Team documentary, which originally aired during the 2012 London Olympics and includes interviews with the players.

Check the Channel Finder to see how you can watch the Olympic Channel in your area.

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‘Dream Team Week’ continues with USA vs. Croatia tonight on Olympic Channel

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In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Dream Team, the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is in the midst of a week-long stretch that will include airings of every Team USA basketball game from the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. The Dream Team — which included NBA superstars such as Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird — went 8-0 over the course of the tournament to win the gold medal.

Tonight’s game is a showing of the group-stage matchup with Croatia, the first of two games between the teams. (Spoiler alert: They meet again in the final.) Among the notable players on the Croatian side was Toni Kukoc, a EuroLeague star who had yet to play in the NBA at this point despite being drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1990. As fans of ’90s basketball will likely recall, he eventually reported to the Bulls and was a member of three championship squads alongside Dream Team players Jordan and Scottie Pippen.

All eight games will be shown in sequential order via their original NBC Olympic broadcasts. Each night’s airing will start at 8 p.m. ET, unless noted otherwise below.

Monday, Aug. 28 — USA vs. Angola (*8:30 p.m. ET)
Tuesday, Aug. 29 — USA vs. Croatia
Wednesday, Aug. 30 — USA vs. Germany
Thursday, Aug. 31 — USA vs. Brazil
Friday, Sept. 1 — USA vs. Spain
Saturday, Sept. 2 — USA vs. Puerto Rico (quarterfinal)
Sunday, Sept. 3 — USA vs. Lithuania (semifinal)
Monday, Sept. 4 — USA vs. Croatia (final, *8:30 p.m. ET)

The final will conclude an 11-hour marathon of Dream Team game broadcasts on Labor Day.

After each game, the Olympic Channel will show NBC’s Dream Team documentary, which originally aired during the 2012 London Olympics and includes interviews with the players.

Check the Channel Finder to see how you can watch the Olympic Channel in your area.

OlympicTalk is on Apple News. Favorite us!