2020 Tokyo Olympics: Men’s basketball tournament TV schedule, live stream, start times, group standings


The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are underway and the USA Basketball Men’s National Team is looking to capture its fourth straight gold medal after finishing on top in 2008, 2012 and 2016. Team USA got off to a rough start in group play, though, as it lost its opening game to France, 83-76. 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. 

While Team USA’s roster is comprised of a plethora of NBA stars including Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard, Devin Booker and Jayson Tatum, there have also been some replacements made. Bradley Beal had to bow out of the competition due to health and safety protocols, while Kevin Love opted out as he’s still recovering from a calf injury. Those players were replaced by the Spurs’ Keldon Johnson and Nuggets big man JaVale McGee. 

Team USA is coached 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 Olympics opened on July 23 in Tokyo. The group stage of the Olympic basketball tournament runs from July 25 to Aug. 1, and the knockout stage will run from Aug. 3-7. With that said, here’s a look at the grouping, standings, schedule and results for men’s basketball at the Olympics. 

Standings: Preliminary group stage

United States

1

1

3

France

1

0

2

Czech Republic

1

0

2

Iran

0

2

2

Germany

1

1

3

Australia

1

0

2

Italy

1

0

2

Nigeria

0

2

2

Slovenia

1

0

2

Spain

1

0

2

Argentina

0

1

1

Japan

0

1

1


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: Germany 99, Nigeria 92

Wednesday, July 28
Group A: United States 120, Iran 66
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)


Quarterfinals 

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)

Semifinals 

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)





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