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USA vs. Spain rating, outcomes: Workforce USA survives Ricky Rubio's scoring outburst, advances to semifinals


Regardless of Ricky Rubio’s finest efforts, the U.S. males’s basketball workforce as soon as once more ended Spain’s goals of capturing the gold medal.

Workforce USA defeated Spain 95-81 within the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, ending Spain’s Olympic run for the fifth consecutive time. Rubio was spectacular within the loss, scoring a game-high 38 factors on 13-of-20 taking pictures, however his teammates mixed to go simply 16 of 44 from the sector.

Kevin Durant led the Individuals with 29 factors in 31 minutes, however he received loads of assist. 4 different gamers (Jrue Vacation, Zach LaVine, Damian Lillard and Jayson Tatum) hit double-digits within the scoring division, and Workforce USA shot 48 p.c from the sector total with 28 assists.

Gregg Popovich’s squad will subsequent face the winner of the Australia-Argentina recreation within the semifinals.

Sporting Information offered reside updates and highlights from the U.S. males’s basketball workforce’s Olympic recreation in opposition to Spain. Try all of the highlights you missed proper right here.

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USA vs. Spain rating

Quarterfinals Q1 Q2 Q3 This autumn Ultimate
USA 19 24 26 26 95
Spain 21 22 20 18 81

USA vs. Spain reside updates, highlights from 2021 Olympics

(All occasions Jap)

Ultimate: USA 95, Spain 81

2:25 a.m. — Workforce USA holds off Spain to advance to the semifinals. Kevin Durant finishes with a team-high 29 factors within the win.

2:20 a.m. — Is that this the very best efficiency of Ricky Rubio’s profession? It certain feels prefer it.

2:10 a.m. — Jayson Tatum with some large buckets down the stretch.

2:05 a.m. — Kevin Durant and Ricky Rubio are each on the bench to begin the fourth quarter. It is going to be attention-grabbing to see how lengthy their coaches wait to insert them again into the sport.

Finish of third quarter: USA 69, Spain 63

2 a.m. — Spain finishes the quarter on an 11-2 run to remain inside placing distance. Ricky Rubio has 27 of his workforce’s 63 factors.

1:55 a.m. — The photographs are lastly falling, and Workforce USA is rolling.

1:45 a.m. — Do. Not. Assist. Off. Kevin. Durant.

1:40 a.m. — Ricky Rubio turns into Dikembe Mutombo and rejects Bam Adebayo on the rim. Uh, what?

Halftime: Spain 43, USA 43

1:25 a.m. — After trailing by 10 factors late within the second quarter, Workforce USA storms again to tie the sport.

1:20 a.m. — There isn’t any protection for this shot. Kevin Durant is ridiculous.

1:15 a.m. — Sergio Rodriguez is cooking. He is received 10 factors on 4-of-5 taking pictures.

1:10 a.m. — A brutal offensive begin for Workforce USA. The Individuals have missed 12 of their first 15 3-point makes an attempt. 

1:05 a.m. — A formidable block right here by Usman Garuba, whom the Rockets chosen at Thursday’s NBA Draft.

Finish of first quarter: Spain 21, USA 19

12:55 a.m. — Ricky Rubio is on fireplace. He is received 13 of Spain’s 17 factors.

12:50 a.m. — Spain rolls out the pink carpet for Kevin Durant.

12:45 a.m. — Damian Lillard pulls up in rhythm and drills the 3-pointer.

12:40 a.m. — The starters for every workforce…

  • USA: Damian Lillard, Jrue Vacation, Devin Booker, Kevin Durant, Bam Adebayo
  • Spain: Ricky Rubio, Rudy Fernandez, Victor Claver, Marc Gasol, Alberto Abalde

watch USA Olympic basketball video games

  • Time: 12:40 a.m. ET | 9:40 p.m. PT
  • TV channel: N/A reside on cable
  • Stay stream: Peacock

The USA vs. Spain males’s basketball recreation will not be broadcast reside on cable tv. Peacock, NBC’s streaming service, is the one place to look at the reside motion at 12:40 a.m. ET on Tuesday. NBCSN is scheduled to air a replay of the 2021 Olympic quarterfinals at 10:45 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

Males’s Olympic basketball schedule 2021

Aug. 3

Sport Time
Spain vs. United States 12:40 a.m.
Italy vs. France 4:20 a.m.
Argentina vs. Australia 8 a.m.

Aug. 5

Sport Time
Semifinals 12:15 a.m.
Semifinals 7 a.m.

Aug. 6

Sport Time
Gold-medal recreation 10:30 p.m.

Aug. 7

Sport Time
Bronze-medal recreation 7 a.m.

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