The US is out! After losing to France in the quarter-finals, the US team's 58-game series is over in FIBA and the Olympics. A new FIBA champion will be crowned on Sunday. But first the semi-final will be played on Thursday. Spain face Australia in the first game, followed by France against Argentina. Three of the four semi-finals teams are filled with NBA players, prompting US basketball fans to continue after the early US exit.
Here's what you need to know to see the FIBA semi-final and final.
When are the next games?
The tournament started with 32 teams. We are up to the last four. The semi-final will take place on Thursday and the winners will reach the final on Sunday. Since the tournament takes place in China, the games take place in the early morning hours in the USA. Here is the schedule of remaining games:
Friday, September 13
- Australia vs. Spain, 4 pm ET
- Argentina vs. France, 8 pm ET
Sunday, September 15
- Australia or Spain against Argentina or France, 8 pm ET
The US has dropped out of the tournament, but there is still one game remaining – a consolation game on Thursday 12 September against Serbia at 7 pm ET.
What are NBA players still in the tournament?
Argentina is the only team that no longer has an NBA player in the squad. So, the NBA talent spreads to Australia, France and Spain:
- Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz)
- Evan Fournier (Orlando Magic)
- Nicolas Batum (Charlotte Hornets)
- Frank Ntilikina
- Elie Okobo
- Vincent Poirier
- Marc Gasol (Toronto Raptors)
- Juancho Hernangomez
- Hernangomez (Charlotte Hornets)
- Ricky Rubio (Phoenix Suns)
How can I look at this?
The tournament is not shown on the radio or cable TV. All games will be shown on ESPN Plus, ESPN's stand-alone streaming service. It does not require a contract and costs $ 5 per month or $ 50 per year.
You can watch ESPN Plus on Samsung smart TVs and other TVs with a media streamer like Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast. You can also use PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Oculus Go ($ 199 on Amazon) . And you can watch iPhones, iPads ($ 249 at Walmart) Android phones, tablets, and PC browsers.
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