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The Tokyo Olympics are underway, and things didn't start out especially well for the USA Basketball Men's National Team. After dropping two out of its four exhibition contests, the U.S. kicked off Olympic play with an 83-76 loss to France. The loss was the United States' first Olympic defeat since 2004, and it snapped a 25-game Olympic winning streak for Team USA. The U.S. has now dropped two straight games to France after also losing to the French in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. 

The 12 teams that are competing in the Olympics are split into three groups and every team within a group faces the other three teams from the group for a total of three games in the group stage. The teams that finish in first and second place from each group will advance into the quarterfinals, along with the two best third-place teams overall. So, while the loss to France is far from ideal for the U.S., it doesn't end the team's chances of winning a fourth straight gold medal. 

The U.S. team is led by San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who is the successor to Mike Krzyzewski. Popovich previously won a bronze medal as an assistant coach under Larry Brown at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Joining Popovich on the coaching staff are  Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, Indiana Pacers assistant coach Lloyd Pierce and Villanova University coach Jay Wright.

The group stage of the Olympic basketball tournament will run from July 25 to Aug. 1, and the knockout stage will run from Aug. 3-7. With that said, here's everything you need to know about Team USA and men's basketball at the Olympics. 

Team USA roster

PlayerPositionNBA team

Bam Adebayo


Miami Heat

Devin Booker


Phoenix Suns

Kevin Durant


Brooklyn Nets

Jerami Grant


Detroit Pistons

Draymond Green


Golden State Warriors

Jrue Holiday


Milwaukee Bucks

Keldon Johnson


San Antonio Spurs

Zach LaVine


Chicago Bulls

Damian Lillard


Portland Trail Blazers

JaVale McGee


Denver Nuggets

Khris Middleton


Milwaukee Bucks

Jayson Tatum


Boston Celtics

Olympic preliminary round groups

  • Group A: France, Iran, United States, Czech Republic
  • Group B: Australia, Nigeria, Italy, Germany    
  • Group C: Argentina, Japan, Spain, Slovenia

Exhibition schedule, results

Saturday, July 10
Nigeria 90, United States 87

Monday, July 12 
Australia 91, United States 83

Tuesday, July 13 
United States 108, Argentina 80

Friday, July 16
United States vs. Australia -- canceled due to healthy and safety concerns

Sunday, July 18
United States 83, Spain 76

Preliminary group stage round

(All times U.S./Eastern)

Saturday, July 24 
Group A: Czech Republic 84, Iran 78     

Sunday, July 25
Group A: United States 83, France 76
Group B: Italy 92, Germany 82
Group B: Australia 84, Nigeria 67     

Monday, July 26
Group C: Slovenia 118, Argentina 100
Group C: Spain 88, Japan 77     

Tuesday, July 27
Group B: Nigeria vs. Germany, 9 p.m. 

Wednesday, July 28
Group A: United States vs. Iran, 12:40 a.m. (Peacock)
Group B: Italy vs. Australia, 4:20 a.m.
Group A: Czech Republic vs. France, 8 a.m. 

Thursday, July 29
Group C: Slovenia vs. Japan, 12:40 a.m.
Group C: Spain vs. Argentina, 8 a.m. (NBCSN)

Friday, July 30 
Group A: Iran vs. France, 9 p.m. 

Saturday, July 31 
Group A: United States vs. Czech Republic, 8 a.m. (Peacock)
Group B: Italy vs. Nigeria, 12:40 a.m. 
Group B: Australia vs. Germany, 4:20 a.m. 

Sunday, Aug. 1
Group C: Argentina vs. Japan, 12:40 a.m. 
Group C: Spain vs. Slovenia, 4:20 a.m. (USA)


Monday, Aug. 2
TBD vs. TBD, 9 p.m. (Peacock)

Tuesday, Aug. 3 
TBD vs. TBD, 12:40 a.m. (Peacock)
TBD vs. TBD, 4:20 a.m. (Peacock)
TBD vs. TBD, 8 a.m. (Peacock)


Thursday, Aug. 5 
Quarterfinals 1 winner vs. Quarterfinals 2 winner, 12:15 a.m. (Peacock)
Quarterfinals 3 winner vs. Quarterfinals 4 winner, 7 a.m. (Peacock)

Gold Medal Game  

Friday, Aug. 6
Semifinals 1 winner vs. Semifinals 2 winner, 10:30 p.m. (Peacock)

Bronze Medal Game

Saturday, Aug. 7
Semifinals 1 loser vs. Semifinals 2 loser, 7 a.m.