In order to capture the gold medal, the U.S. men’s basketball team will have to take down the only opponent that has managed to hand the Americans a loss in this year’s Olympic tournament.
Team USA will face France on Friday in a rematch of the opening game of the group-play stage. Evan Fournier led the way for France in that contest, scoring 28 points on 11-of-22 shooting in an 83-76 victory.
After that disappointing performance, Team USA ran through Iran, the Czech Republic, Spain and Australia to reach the finals. The Americans are now one win away from a fourth straight gold medal, but they know this will be their toughest test to date.
Here is a complete guide to watching the USA vs. France men’s basketball game at the 2021 Olympics, including the start time, a full TV schedule and live-streaming information.
USA vs. France basketball time
- Date: Friday, Aug. 6
- Time: 10:30 p.m. ET | 7:30 p.m. PT
The U.S. men’s basketball team will face France at 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Aug. 6 in the 2021 Olympic gold-medal game. Australia and Slovenia will play in the bronze-medal game on Saturday, Aug. 7.
What channel is USA vs. France on?
- TV channels: NBC
- Live stream: Peacock, NBCOlympics.com, fuboTV
USA vs. France will be broadcast live as part of NBC’s prime-time coverage Friday night. It can be streamed via NBCOlympics.com and Peacock Premium, which has been the home for live men’s basketball coverage throughout the Olympics and requires a $4.99/month subscription.
You can also stream the game live with fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.
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 95, Spain 81||12:40 a.m.||Peacock|
|Aug. 5||USA 97, Australia 78||12:15 a.m.||Peacock|
|Aug. 6||Gold-medal game vs. France||10:30 p.m.||NBC, fuboTV|