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Dream Team gold medal game tonight on Olympic Channel after all-day marathon

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“Dream Team Week” culminates today with an 11-hour marathon of the 1992 Olympic basketball tournament on the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. NBA superstars Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird won eight straight games in Barcelona to win the gold medal over Croatia.

In the USA vs. Croatia group stage game, the U.S. won 103-70. In the gold medal game, the Dream Team actually trailed Croatia 25-23 at the first half, but rallied to a 117-85 win. Their 32-point margin of victory was the closest any team came to topping the Dream Team.

For their part, Croatia topped the Unified Team 75-74 to earn a berth to the gold medal game.

 

The original NBC Olympic broadcasts will start at noon:

USA vs. Angola (preliminary) – noon ET

USA vs. Spain (preliminary) – 2:30 pm ET

USA vs. Puerto Rico (quarterfinal) – 4:30 pm ET

USA vs. Lithuania (semifinal) – 6:30 pm ET

USA vs. Croatia (gold medal final) – 8:30 pm ET

 

MORE: Marv Albert on his favorite Dream Team memories

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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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MORE: Marv Albert on his favorite Dream Team memories

Dream Team: USA vs. Puerto Rico quarterfinal tonight on Olympic Channel

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The 1992 “Dream Team” marathon continues tonight on the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA with the quarterfinal game against Puerto Rico.

After sweeping the group stage, NBA superstars Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird rode their momentum toward a quarterfinal win to the tune of 115-77.

All eight games are being 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.

MORE: Marv Albert on his favorite Dream Team memories

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

OlympicTalk is on Apple News. Favorite us!