Men&x27s basketball at Tokyo 2020: Semi-final preview, schedule, and how to watch

    We have reached the final four of basketball, in the Olympic Games.

    the men of team usa remain on course for their fourth consecutive gold at tokyo 2020, escaping a halftime tie with spain to win 95-81 and advance to the semifinals behind the lethal offense of veteran

    strong>kevin durant.

    there they will face australia.

    Meanwhile, in the top half of the men’s event, rudy gobert and france take on team slovenia and their star from the nba boy to go to, luka doncic.

    as slovenia and australia seek their first men’s basketball olympic medal, france attempt to return to the podium for the first time since sydney 2000.

    The semifinals are scheduled for Thursday, August 5 (starting Wednesday night in some parts of the US). you can see the full schedule of games below and find out how the teams advanced to the semi-finals.

    schedule: when to watch the men’s basketball semifinals in tokyo 2020

    all men’s semi-finals will be held on thursday (Aug 5), with all games taking place inside the saitama super arena.

    13:15 JST – United States V Australia.

    20:00 JST – France V Slovenia.

    how the quarterfinals unfolded

    definition of usa. Spain, 95-81

    Having lost the first group game against France, the Americans have now won three in a row and were buoyed by the best performance yet from star player Durant, who scored a team-leading 29 points against Spain. . durant and draymond green are the only olympic veterans on the united states team.

    “The game is all about cubes,” Durant said, according to USA Basketball. “When you see the ball go into the rim, everyone has more energy: coaches, players, coaches, everyone. we started taking shots, we hit some 3s and the guys calmed down and made some saves.”

    United States will next face Australia, with an 8-0 record against Aussies in Olympic events. Australia beat the Americans, however, in an exhibition game ahead of Tokyo, winning 91-83 in Las Vegas on July 12.

    nba stars jayson tatum, jrue holiday, damian lillard and zach lavine continue to contribute strength in his debut in the games.

    more: durant, usa. uu. keep looking at the gold medal

    definition of australia. Argentina, 97-59

    Australia will fly high after a convincing win over Argentina, 97-59 to advance to their fifth Olympic semi-final, still in search of their first Olympic medal in the event.

    patty mills continues to be the offensive leader of ‘the boomers’, scoring 18 points in 26 minutes played against argentina.

    slovenia def. germany, 94-70

    team slovenia, representing a nation of two million people, continues to impress, with doncic playing like the complete package, scoring 20 points, pulling down 11 rebounds and dishing out five assists in a game in which the slovenes they got away with it in the end.

    slovenia is seeking its first basketball medal, and only its fifth at these olympic games.

    defense of france. italy, 84-75

    In the closest of four quarter-finals, France beat pesky Italy to advance to their first Olympic semi-final since their aforementioned silver in 2000.

    gobert led france with 22 points, with evan fournier – a consistent force at these olympics – adding another 21. neither france nor slovenia have lost a game yet in tokyo – neither has australia.

    how to watch and follow the men’s basketball semifinals?

    united states v australia starts at 13:15 jst on Thursday 5th August 2021, which is 14:15 in sydney , 12:15 a.m. in New York, or 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday night in Los Angeles.

    france v sloveniastarts at 20:00 jst on Thursday 5th August 2021, which is 13:00 in paris and ljubljana.

    You can find out where to watch all the action at the Tokyo Olympics by clicking here.

    You can read more about Basketball in Tokyo 2020 and all other Games events on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Official Live Blog.

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