Team USA basketball schedule: Live stream exhibition games ahead of FIBA World Cup, watch online, TV channel, dates
Team USA's next exhibition game leading up to the FIBA World Cup in China will be on Aug. 22 against Australia
Team USA continued its preparation for the 2019 FIBA World Cup with a 90-81 victory in theiron Friday night. It was a true team effort, as seven different players scored at least eight points, and none tallied more than Donovan Mitchell's 13. This was the first look at Team USA up against another country, and they passed the test put up by an experienced Spanish side led by Marc Gasol and Ricky Rubio.
Next up, Team USA will face Australia in another exhibition on Aug. 22. That game will be down in Australia, where the squad will continue its preparation before heading off to China.
Following the win over Spain, Team USA announced that it will be taking all the players still on the preliminary roster to Australia, and will make final cuts there. The task got a bit easier for those in charge following the departures of Kyle Lowry (thumb injury) and De'Aaron Fox (focusing on next season) in recent days.
The roster will ultimately be trimmed down to 12 players by head coach Gregg Popovich. Champions in both 2010 and 2014, Team USA will be attempting to become the first team to ever three-peat at the World Cup.
Here's everything you need to know about Team USA's upcoming schedule.
Team USA exhibition schedule
All times Eastern
- Aug. 9: Team Blue 97, Team White 78 (Box Score | )
- Aug. 16: Team USA 90, Spain 81 (Box Score | )
- Aug. 22: Team USA vs. Australia, 5:30 a.m.
- Aug. 24: Team USA vs. Australia, 12 a.m.
- Aug. 26: Team USA vs. Canada, 5:30 a.m.
Team USA World Cup schedule
Team USA is in Group E for pool play, along with the Czech Republic, Japan and Turkey. They will play each team one time, with the top-two teams in the group advancing to the second round. Times and broadcast info have yet to be announced.
- Sept. 1: Team USA vs. Czech Republic
- Sept. 3: Team USA vs. Turkey
- Sept. 5: Team USA vs. Japan
*Final roster will be cut down to 12 before first game of the World Cup
- Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics)
- Mason Plumlee (Denver Nuggets)
- Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics)
- Harrison Barnes (Sacramento Kings)
- Kyle Kuzma (Los Angeles Lakers)
- Brook Lopez (Milwaukee Bucks)
- Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks)
- Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz)
- Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)
- P.J. Tucker (Houston Rockets)
- Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers)
- Kemba Walker (Boston Celtics)
- Derrick White (San Antonio Spurs)
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