Team USA will try to reach the gold medal game for a fourth straight Games when it faces Australia in the quarterfinal round Thursday, August 5. Fans and bettors can catch the game at 12:15 a.m. ET.
If you are not in front of a television, Peacock and NBCOlympics.com will live stream the match. You’ll need a cable subscription for access. If you don’t have one, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the match. You can also watch on the NBC Sports mobile app.
The Americans overcame a 38-point performance from Spain’s Ricky Rubio to advance to the semifinal round. Kevin Durant continues to shine, but USA’s three-point shooting has been the difference in this tournament. If the Americans get cold from deep, it could cause problems for their offense. Team USA has clearly overcome its early struggles in exhibition play and the upset loss to France. This group is now in a groove and rightfully considered the favorite to win gold.
Australia brings a team with plenty of NBA talent in Patty Mills, Dante Exum, Joe Ingles, Matisse Thybulle and Matthew Dellavedova. The group also includes Aron Baynes, but he’s out of the Olympics with a neck injury. Mills and Ingles can get things going offensively and Thybulle will be tasked with shutting down Durant. Coming off a massive win over Argentina, this group will have confidence entering this match.