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2016 Rio Olympics Updates: Team USA Men’s Basketball Vs. Venezuela Schedule and Live Stream Details

( [email protected] ) Aug 08, 2016 09:55 AM EDT
After dominating China at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the members of Team USA are all set to take on Venezuela. So, for those who are looking to watch the upcoming game, check out these live stream and replay details.
Oakland, CA, USA; USA guard Kevin Durant (5) is congratulated by forward Draymond Green (14) behind guard Klay Thompson (11) against China in the first quarter during an exhibition basketball game at Oracle Arena. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

After dominating China at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the members of Team USA are all set to take on Venezuela. So, for those who are looking to watch the upcoming game, check out these live stream and replay details.

Team USA went up against China on Aug. 6 and through the help of Kevin Durant, who led the team with 25 points, the men's basketball team ended the game with a score of 119-62.

On Aug. 8, the team will be facing off against Venezuela. For those planning to watch the game on their laptops and mobile devices, they can tune in to NBC Olympics, which offers live streams of all of the events happening in Rio.

But, aside from video streams, Olympic fans will also be able to watch the game through various cable channels. These include Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC and USA Network.

The match between Team USA and Venezuela is scheduled on Aug. 8 at 6:00 p.m. ET. Those who will not be able to catch the game at this schedule can still watch the replay through the mentioned sites and channels.

As for Team USA, the game against Venezuela will be their second match within the Group A stage. Their next match will be against Australia followed by Serbia and France.

As noted by CBS Sports, it seems to road to the gold medal just got a bit easier for the men's basketball team after Spain's defeat on Sunday.

Playing in the Group B stage, Team Spain has been labeled as Team USA's strongest competitor because of its formidable lineup. For the 2016 Olympics, Spain has enlisted the help of seven active NBA players led by Pau Gasol and Ricky Rubio. Aside from these, the team also has three retired NBA players. Sergio Llull is also playing for Spain, the player who was selected by the Denver Nuggets during the 2009 draft pick.

However, during the weekend, Croatia managed to pull a remarkable upset over Spain by closing the match at 72-70. Despite Spain's NBA-lined roster, Croatia remained relentless in putting the pressure on its opponent.

Although Spain was able to get an early lead during the first quarter, Croatia bounced by during the second set and maintained its momentum until it was able to overtake the opposing team.

With one loss now under Spain's belt, it seems an NBA-themed Olympics finals match with the U.S. is now unlikely to happen.

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