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5 ways the U.S. men’s basketball team’s defense has been garbage

Team USA’s group-play struggles come down to one issue: the defense. If the Americans don’t shape up on that end, the gold medal is at risk. If you caught any of Team USA’s exhibition games prior to the Olympics, mild struggles on offense could at least be foreseen. Show More Summary

Is it time for undefeated Team USA basketball to panic?

Good morning. We have that and more in Monday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. THIS IS GETTING UNCOMFORTABLE: The Team USA men's basketball had a pair of close calls over the weekend. On Friday, the Americans snuck out a 94-91 win over Serbia as Bogdan Bogdanovic missed a tying three at the buzzer. Show More Summary

USA Basketball vs. France 2016 Rio Olympics final score: Klay Thompson can’t miss as U.S. hangs on for 100-97 win

Team USA’s solitary splash brother finally caught fire in the final game of group play against France, but everything else about Team USA’s performance was still shaky. Still, they are 5-0. It was still too close for comfort, but the...Show More Summary

Olympic basketball schedule 2016: U.S. men face France in final group stage game

The American teams conclude their group stage runs in Rio on Sunday. Basketball at the 2016 Olympics continues Sunday as the group stage winds down with a full slate of action. The quarterfinals for the women's tournament begin Tuesday, while the men's tournament starts Wednesday. Both U.S. Show More Summary

Olympic basketball scores 2016: Argentina's 111-107 win over Brazil is an instant classic

The two bitter rivals faced off and Argentina's Golden Generation once again eclipsed Brazil. Brazil vs. Argentina is one of the biggest rivalries in international sports. Soccer is what started the animosity between the two regional powers but now, no matter the sport, every matchup has extra meaning for the fans. Show More Summary

Olympic basketball scores 2016: Serbia almost pulled off a miraculous comeback against Team USA

Serbia showed how a well-executed game plan could leave Team USA vulnerable in Rio. If anyone was giving Serbia a chance to knock off the United States, it was only one of the token variety. As in "sure, Serbia mathematically has a greater...Show More Summary

Olympic basketball schedule 2016: Spain's men need to beat Lithuania to get back on track

Spain will battle Lithuania while Argentina will face Brazil on a key day for Group B. Spain beat Nigeria to get their first win in three games in the Olympics, but had to fight for it until the last minute. Needless to say, that's not...Show More Summary

The guy who plays pickup games dressed like '90s-era Michael Jordan received a bunch of new gear from the real MJ

Michael Jordan sent two boxes of gear to Jeffrey Harrison after seeing video of him playing hoops in his MJ uniform. — Darnay Tripp (@DarnayTripp) August 12, 2016 We were first introduced to Jeffrey Harrison in July. Show More Summary

Not even a personal invitation from President Obama could convince Tim Duncan to go to Rio

Tim Duncan retired in July and it appears he's fully settled into his new lifestyle. Duncan has never been flashy and now that he's not contractually obligated to do things, it seems he has no intention to do much of anything. He didn't even hold a retirement press conference. Some people retire and set out to travel. Show More Summary

USA Basketball vs. Serbia 2016 Rio Olympics final score: U.S. men barely survive against another inferior opponent

The U.S. men were supposed to dominate in Rio. Instead, they were a missed three-pointer away from going to overtime against Serbia. They survived, 97-94. The United States nearly suffered a disastrous loss to Serbia on Friday, but survived...Show More Summary

USA basketball's Breanna Stewart converts an alley-oop layup from Sue Bird in big win over Canada

It wasn't the dunk we saw her make in practice, but it was fun to watch nonetheless. Team USA won big again, this time by 30 over previously undefeated Canada, 81-51. Diana Taurasi made it rain from deep again as she converted on four of her five three-point attempts, and Maya Moore contributed 12 points of her own in a balanced attack from America. Show More Summary

USA basketball vs. Canada 2016 Rio Olympics final score: Diana Taurasi catches fire from deep again in 81-51 win

The United States played another close opening quarter before blowing out another opponent. Team USA made another tough test look easy yet again with an 81-51 blowout win over Canada. This time it wasn't totally easy from the get-go, though. Show More Summary

Olympic basketball schedule 2016: U.S. men and women looking to stay undefeated

After dominating the group stage early, both the men and women versions of Team USA look to stay in control in their fourth matchup. As expected, the U.S. has dominated the basketball competition in both the men's and women's division. Show More Summary

DeMarcus Cousins and DeAndre Jordan can learn a lot from each other

Team USA's two centers are forming a bond, one that Kings fans in particular should hope will rub off on each other. HOUSTON — DeMarcus Cousins hates the Clippers. He said so twice in nine words last October after losing to them in the season opener. Show More Summary

USA vs. Serbia 2016 live stream: How to watch Olympic basketball online

Team USA looks to follow up a close call in Rio with a matchup against Serbia. The U.S. men's basketball team follows up its first real test in the 2016 Olympics with a matchup against Serbia on Friday. The Americans are coming off a...Show More Summary

Manu Ginobili drives a minivan

Good morning. We have that and more in Friday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. GINOBILIIIIIIIII: Zach Lowe's deep reported piece on Manu Ginobili and the Argentine national team is phenomenal. We learn the subject line factoid, how Manu went from the 15th best player in his town to the best South American player ever, everything. Show More Summary

No the Chicago Bulls didn't tout their Summer League win

This "season series 1-0" from #Bulls over Wolves is a glitch, apparently on league's end, but still best glitch ever — Cody Westerlund (@CodyWesterlund) August 11, 2016 The NBA's regular season schedule was released on Thursday. Show More Summary

Every important date and matchup in the 2016-17 NBA schedule

The 2016-17 NBA schedule is out! Here are the important dates you need to know, plus places to find even more information. The 2016-17 NBA schedule was released to the public on Thursday, Aug. 11, with very few leaks springing before the announcement. Show More Summary

NBA schedule: Oklahoma City Thunder have the fewest back-to-backs

The NBA's continued efforts to increase rest were evident when team schedules were released on Thursday. The NBA released its 2016-17 schedule on Thursday, and the Oklahoma City Thunder lucked out with the fewest back-to-back games in the league this year. Show More Summary

NBA schedule 2016-17: Everything you need to know about the national TV schedule

The Warriors lead the league in appearances while the Nets and Magic will only be featured on national TV once. We are months away from a new NBA season, but fans can already start planning their November nights. The national TV schedule...Show More Summary

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