It’s a border battle down in Rio! The Olympics may be held in South America, but two North American teams will be facing off on Aug. 12: U.S. and Canada. It’s sure to be intense, so don’t miss a second of the action with a live stream right here!
The U.S. women’s basketball team has practically made the 2016 Olympics look easy, completely crushing their competition in each of the preliminary games they’ve played so far. But the Canadian national women’s team has a 3-0 win streak in the Rio Games so far as well, so this may just be the first test Team USA faces to see if they have what it takes to bring home a medal for the United States. Tip-off is at 2:30 p.m. ET, so be sure to watch!
Aug. 12 marks the second to last preliminary game for the United States, as they will face China on Sunday Aug. 14 at 11:15 a.m. ET. With the top spot in Group B, they likely have a shoe-in spot to the quarterfinals, which begin Tuesday, Aug. 16. The finals don’t take place until Saturday, Aug. 20, so there’s still a long way to go to get to the gold. But with the way the girls have been playing, they already have their eye on the prize!
The star-studded roster — including Minnesota Lynx small forward Maya Moore, Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner, and four-time NCAA champ Breanna Stewart — has managed to blast past their competition thus far, blowing out Senegal 121-56 in their very first Olympic game! They’ve scored more than 100 points in each of the three games they’ve played in Rio, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see them do so again against Canada. We certainly can’t wait to see what happens!
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