Ball in! Brittney Griner, Maya Moore, Sue Bird and the rest of the U.S. women’s basketball team will battle Serbia in group play on Aug. 10 at 2:30pm EST at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Watch the American ladies pursue their dreams of gold online here!
Led by the 6’8″ center from Houston, Texas, Brittney Griner, 25, the U.S. women’s basketball team will take on Serbia during preliminary group play at the Rio Olympics. The American women have been rolling through the competition during their first few games in Brazil. Their first victim in Group B was Senegal who were easily dispatched by the Americans by 65 points. The final score in that embarrassing game was 121-56. The American’s second game saw Spain put up a little bit of a better fight but ultimately falling by 40 points, 103-63. WATCH THE U.S. WOMEN’S VS. SERBIA BASKETBALL GAME.
The format for the road to gold in Rio in this basketball tournament is simple. The 12 teams from a dozen countries enter the tournament and are split into two groups of 6. Group A and Group B will feature 3 games for each team. The 4 teams with the best records and most points scored will move onto traditional, sudden death elimination rounds until one team is left standing. Easy. No Cable TV? Relax! Click Here to learn How To Watch The Olympics Online
Brittney will have help from outside shooters Sue Bird and Angel McCoughtry. Both Sue and Angel can get hot from outside and really light up the score board so keep an eye on those two. On the defensive side of the ball the Americans will lean on Maya Moore and Breanna Stewart. The pair of defensive dynamos are tough to get past and can stop any threat the Serbian team may pose.
HollywoodLifers, how pumped are you to watch the American ladies shoot their way to gold in Rio? Do you think there is any team that can beat these strong women? Let us know if you will be watching all the basketball games in the Olympics?