clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

How to watch Olympics men’s basketball semifinals Thursday, August 5

Team USA meets Australia in the semifinal round while Slovenia faces France.

2020 Tokyo Olympics: Spain v USA
Jayson Tatum of the USA Men’s National Team smiles before the game against the Spain Men’s National Team during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on August 3, 2021 at the Super Saitama Arena in Tokyo, Japan.
Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images

The men’s basketball tournament at the Tokyo Summer Olympics enters the semifinal round with Team USA still in the mix as the gold medal favorite. Luka Doncic has Slovenia undefeated in the tournament looking for international glory, while France and Australia hope to spoil the party. Here’s how the semifinal round schedule shapes up.

Men’s basketball Olympics Thursday, August 5

USA vs. Australia

Time: 12:15 a.m. ET
TV channel: TBD
Live stream: NBCOlympics.com
Spread: USA -12
Over/under: 180.5
Moneyline odds: USA -675, Australia +475

The Americans overcame a 38-point performance from Ricky Rubio to ease past Spain 95-81. Kevin Durant put up 29 points to lead Team USA, who shot 40.2 percent from behind the arc in the win. The lines suggest Australia won’t provide much resistance, but a cold shooting performance from deep could be the difference between a gold and bronze opportunity for USA.

Slovenia vs. France

Time: 7:00 a.m. ET
TV channel: NBCSN
Live stream: NBCOlympics.com
Spread: Slovenia -2.5
Over/under: 175.5
Moneyline odds: Slovenia -140, France +120

Doncic had 20 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds in Slovenia’s 94-70 rout of Germany, but it was Zoran Dragic’s 27 points on 11-13 shooting that made the real difference. Slovenia is second-favorite to win gold, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. If Doncic can continue to get supporting performances like Dragic’s, the Dallas Mavericks star will win gold for his country.