The U.S. men’s basketball team will face a familiar foe in its next Olympic contest.
After finishing 2-1 in the group stage, Team USA will take on Spain in what should be an entertaining quarterfinal matchup. The Americans have played against Spain in each of the past three Olympic Games, including battles for the gold medal in 2008 and 2012.
Which international powerhouse will emerge victorious this time?
Here is a complete guide to watching the USA vs. Spain men’s basketball game at the 2021 Olympics, including the start time, a full TV schedule and live-streaming information.
USA vs. Spain start time
- Date: Tuesday, Aug. 3
- Time: 12:40 a.m. ET | 9:40 p.m. PT
The U.S. men’s basketball team will face Spain at 12:40 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Semifinal games will be held on Thursday, Aug. 5.
What channel is USA vs. Spain basketball on?
- TV channels: Not available on cable
- Live stream: Peacock, NBCOlympics.com
The USA vs. Spain game won’t be broadcast live on cable television in the United States. Instead, it will air exclusively on Peacock, NBC’s streaming service.
Peacock is free to watch with ads, or you can pay a monthly charge of $4.99 for Peacock Premium (no ads). The paid subscription is required to watch Team USA basketball games.
Olympics live streams
NBC’s streaming service, Peacock, will provide coverage of select live events, including track and field, gymnastics and basketball. A Peacock Premium subscription (no ads) costs $4.99 per month.
|Streaming option||Cable subscription needed?||Free?||Cost||Free trial?|
|AT&T TV Now||No||No||$69.99/month||No|
|Hulu Plus Live TV||No||No||$64.99/month||Yes|
USA basketball schedule 2021
|Date||Game||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|July 25||France 83, USA 76||8 a.m.||Peacock|
|July 28||USA 120, Iran 66||12:40 a.m.||Peacock|
|July 31||USA 119, Czech Republic 84||8 a.m.||Peacock|
|Aug. 3||USA vs. Spain||12:40 a.m.||Peacock|
|Aug. 5||Men’s basketball semifinals||TBD||TBD|
|Aug. 6||Men’s basketball gold-medal game||10:30 p.m.||NBC, fuboTV|
|Aug. 7||Men’s basketball bronze-medal game||7 a.m.||TBD|