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Relive the Dream Team vs. Spain tonight

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The U.S. men’s basketball team faced Spain in the final game of the first round of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

Viewers can watch the game in its entirety tonight at 8 p.m. ET on the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA as part of “Dream Team Week” to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Games.

The Dream Team did not have much trouble against the host nation, winning 122-81. Seven U.S. players scored in double figures, led by Charles Barkley’s 20 points.

Expectations for the Dream Team were so high that The New York Times described the 41-point rout as a “normal, standard victory.”

Even after the convincing victory, U.S. coach John Daly called for a practice the next day. It was Magic Johnson’s idea for the team to practice for the first time since their opening game.

“We’re here to win the gold medal, and the only way we can do that is maintain what we have and had,” Johnson said at the time. “Even though guys have been going to the club to work out, it’s not the same as being together.”

The next Dream Team game broadcast will be the U.S. vs. Puerto Rico quarterfinal on Sept. 2 at 8 p.m. ET. A full schedule is here.

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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: USA vs. Germany tonight on Olympic Channel

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The Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is in the midst of airing every game from the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. NBA superstars Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird won eight straight games to win the gold medal.

Tonight, the “Dream Team” takes on Germany in the group stage. Johnson missed the July 29 game due to a strained muscle in his knee, but the U.S. still managed to pull off a win, 111-68. Johnson also missed the game against Brazil (July 31), but returned to the court to face Spain on Aug. 2.

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.

MORE: Marv Albert on his favorite Dream Team memories

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