Both United States basketball teams have Tuesday off after two blowout victories apiece, but there’s still plenty of action to take in at the basketball venue. Among the teams playing Tuesday is defending Olympic silver medalist Spain, with Pau Gasol and company playing hosts Brazil in the group match for both. Both teams are 0-1, with Dario Saric’s blocked shot preserving Serbia’s win over Spain and Brazil losing to Lithuania after erasing a 28-point halftime deficit.
Both are in Group B, where there are two goals: get through to bracket play, and set yourself up to not have to deal with the Americans until the gold medal game thus guaranteeing your team a medal. All six Group B teams are in action, and the final game of the day between Argentina and Croatia stands to be highly entertaining.
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There are also three women’s basketball games, all from Group A. Hosts Brazil will play Belarus, with both teams coming off losses in their opening games. The first women’s game of the day stands to be the most intriguing, with medal hopefuls Australia and France both looking to move to 2-0 in group play. The women of Group A are in a similar position to the six teams in Group B of the men’s competition, with the heavily favored Americans in Group B.
Get through to bracket play while also setting your team up to not have to deal with Geno Auriemma’s team until the gold medal game.