World Cup preparations for the USA basketball team has started on a positive note as they won their first warm-up game against Spain by 90-81 margin and showed why they are world-beaters. Every player of the USA team contributed in the win against Spain which is a great sign for them as the win came as a team contribution.
What lies ahead for the USA basketball team?
The USA basketball team will travel to Australia for the warm-up games in Australia and then after completing the assignment they will travel to China for the World Cup. On Thursday first warm-up game is going to be played in Australia. They announced that they will be taking all the players to Australia in the preliminary squad and from there on they will select the best of the lot.
All exhibition games will be live-streamed on NBA TV and Fubo TV
Exhibition Matches Schedule for USA Basketball Team
- Aug. 9: Team Blue 97, Team White 78
- Aug. 16: Team USA 90, Spain 81
- Aug. 22: Team USA vs. Australia, 5:30 a.m. (NBA TV)
- Aug. 24: Team USA vs. Australia, 12 a.m. (NBA TV)
- Aug. 26: Team USA vs. Canada, 5:30 a.m. (NBA TV)
World Cup Schedule of USA Basketball Team
The USA team has been put into Group E for this FIBA World Cup 2019. They are set to play against Czech Republic, Turkey and Japan before they can go into the second round of the FIBA World Cup 2019. Timing of the matches and live streaming channels are yet to be announced until further notice.
- Sept. 1: Team USA vs. Czech Republic
- Sept. 3: Team USA vs. Turkey
- Sept. 5: Team USA vs. Japan
The squad for the FIBA World Cup will be announced after the warm-up matches are over. The pre-preliminary squad will be cut down to twelve players. It remains to be seen who will be selected in the World Cup Event beginning in China on 31st August.