Tokyo Olympics – what time do the Boomers play USA? Start time and how to watch.
After a convincing win against another gold medal favourite Spain, the USA Dream Team will meet Australia Boomers in the semi-final with the winner going on to the gold medal match to verse France or Luka Doncic lead Slovenia and the loser playing off for bronze.
What time are the Boomers vs Dream Team on?
The game will be on Thursday the 5th of August and start at 12:15pm (AWST)
How to watch Australia verse the USA in Men’s Basketball?
All the action will be broadcast live on Channel 7, or if you aren’t near a TV jump on 7plus to stream the race free and live.
Men’s Basketball Semi-Final Schedule
5th of August
|12:15||Saitama Super Arena||Men’s Semifinal (USA v AUS)|
|19:00||Saitama Super Arena||Men’s Semifinal (FRA v SLO)|
Women’s Basketball Semi-Final Schedule
6th of August
|12:40||Saitama Super Arena||Women’s Semifinal (SRB v TBC)|
|19:00||Saitama Super Arena||Women’s Semifinal (TBC v TBC)|
Basketball Medal Games Schedule
7th of August
|10:30||Saitama Super Arena||Men’s Gold Medal Game|
|15:00||Saitama Super Arena||Women’s Bronze Medal Game|
|19:00||Saitama Super Arena||Men’s Bronze Medal Game|
8th of August
|10:30||Saitama Super Arena||Women’s Gold Medal Game|
Taking a deeper look at Boomers v Dream Team matchup
The big question on everyone’s lips – can Australia beat the USA?
Well, we already did in the lead up to the Olympics, however, that was merely a warmup/tune-up for each team.
In the history of match ups between the two basketball nations, Australia has only beat the USA Dream Team twice, which just so happens to be the last two times they have faced each other.
What makes this even more impressive for Basketball Australia is that the Dream Team has only lost 14 games in total and has won 197 games.
In the group phase, the USA (102.5) was the second-highest scoring team behind Slovenia while Australia (89) was third. On the defensive end, however, Australia (71.3) gave up the least amount of points with the USA (78.5) the third best.
The contrasting styles suggest that Australia will have the bring the defensive pressure in the semi-final if they are any chance to reduce the offensive threats of the USA and capture the win.
For further news and up to the minute results olympics.com.
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