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NBA schedule, Christmas Day 2016: Warriors and Cavaliers will have a Finals rematch

The NBA has put together an interesting Christmas schedule featuring the expected Finals rematch at 2:30 p.m. ET, along with one surprising newcomer. The NBA has released its schedule for the year and the Christmas Day matchups are impressive, as usual. Show More Summary

Kyrie Irving hit another dagger 3-pointer and this time Draymond Green got to enjoy it

Draymond knew pic.twitter.com/Yrf8JA1IbP — Hector Diaz (@iamHectorDiaz) August 11, 2016 Team USA's win against Australia on Wednesday almost didn't happen. Were it not for Carmelo Anthony taking over late in the game, Matthew Dellavedova's Aussies would have shocked many. Show More Summary

Team USA couldn't stop Australia's offense. It'll be hard for anyone else to stop it either

With vicious screens and amble player movement, the Aussies nearly handed Team USA its first Olympic defeat since 2004. As Australia carved up the vaunted USA men’s basketball team with yet another backdoor cut, you could imagine the...Show More Summary

Carmelo Anthony: American hero

Good morning. We have that and more in Thursday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. A HERO LIES IN YOU: Carmelo Anthony saved Team USA from a defeat at the hands of the Aussies. Australia led at the half and were tied late... Show More Summary

Olympic basketball scores 2016: Australia gives USA its first real challenge

Carmelo Anthony pulled USA through despite an impressive effort from Australia. The U.S. men's basketball team might have some hurdles on its way to the gold in Rio after all. The Americans had some trouble with Australia before coming away with a 98-88 victory in a surprisingly close contest Wednesday night. Show More Summary

Watch the 3-pointer that gave Carmelo Anthony the U.S. Olympic scoring record

Carmelo Anthony led Team USA to a 98-88 win in a tough battle over Australia on Wednesday at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, and in doing so became the all-time leading scorer for the United States in Olympic play with this three-pointer in...Show More Summary

USA vs. Australia 2016 final score: Americans hang on for 98-88 victory in first Olympic scare

Team USA had its first scare in Rio against Australia. The United States men's basketball team gave fans another scare before finishing off a 98-88 win over Australia on Wednesday. It was the second straight time in these Olympics that the U.S. Show More Summary

USA vs. Serbia 2016 Rio Olympics final score: Diana Taurasi sets United States 3-point record in 110-84 blowout win

This game was actually kind of close compared to the other ones. Team USA women's basketball decimated yet another opponent in Rio, this time taking down Serbia, 110-84. They've now scored more than 100 points in each of their firstShow More Summary

Diana Taurasi passes Diana Taurasi and Diana Taurasi for USA Olympic single-game 3-point record

She’s making everything from everywhere. Diana Taurasi broke the United States women’s basketball Olympic record for most three-pointers in a game with six in just the first half of the Americans’ third pool play game against Serbia....Show More Summary

Chance the Rapper blessed USA Basketball with a tribute song, further guaranteeing they'll win gold

Who better than Chance the Rapper to write a new song dedicated to the women and men of USA Basketball? The song is untitled, but his lyrics capture a sentiment that's felt among all sports fans: "We need heroes in our story / we need...Show More Summary

Olympic basketball schedule 2016: A Warriors reunion when USA meets Australia

USA Basketball is back in action on Wednesday, and that means Draymond Green and Klay Thompson get to see old friend Andrew Bogut again. In June, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and Harrison Barnes were playing with Andrew Bogut in the quest for an NBA title. Show More Summary

Pau Gasol and Spain are having a bad time at the Olympics

Good morning. We have that and more in Wednesday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. REVIVAL: Paul George is making the most of his Team USA experience. I'm really eager to see how the Pacers' season goes, having added in Jeff Teague and mixed up the roster a little bit. Show More Summary

Brazil's men's basketball team upsets Spain with late-game, tip-in layup

Spain is now 0-2 in pool play. Brazil's Marquinhos tipped in a missed shot from Marcelo Huertas to put his team up by one point over Spain with 5.5 seconds to go. Spain's Sergio Llull then missed a potential game-winning runner to seal...Show More Summary

USA vs. Australia 2016 live stream: How to watch Team USA basketball vs. Australia

The Americans face their toughest test yet in the 2016 Olympics. Team USA is now two games into its Olympic run and, unsurprisingly, has yet to be tested. The Americans opened up pool play with an easy 119-62 win over China and followed that up with a 113-69 shellacking of Venezuela. Show More Summary

Olympic basketball scores 2016: Brazil puts Spain on the brink of peril

Spain was a silver medal favorite coming into Rio. Now, Pau Gasol and the rest of the Spaniards will need to find a way to beat Argentina to avoid facing Team USA in the semifinals. Coming into the Olympics Spain, the winner of the last two silver medals, was considered one of the top challengers to Team USA. Show More Summary

Kevin Durant and his fellow NBA stars were geeking out in the stands watching Michael Phelps

It may be early in the Olympics, but Tuesday was a wildly anticipated night of swimming. With Michael Phelps facing off against Chris le Clos and Katie Ledecky going for gold, it was a night that could not be missed. And the USA Men's Basketball team was going to take full advantage of being in Rio. Whole squad in the building. Show More Summary

Horace Grant gives Draymond Green advice on how to stand out in a team full of MVPs

With each passing day, Draymond Green will no longer be the answer to “Who?” We know him well on the Warriors as the guy who infamously kicked Steven Adams in the nuts (or accidentally posted his penis on Snapchat), yet he’s not the biggest star on the Warriors — that honor still belongs to Stephen Curry. Show More Summary

Olympic basketball scores 2016: Paul George is making the most of his Team USA redemption

After a slow start for Team USA, George led the Americans to an easy win over Venezuela to move to 2-0, plus everything else from Monday in basketball at the Olympic Games. It wasn't a great day for Team USA against Venezuela, but they still won by 44 points. Show More Summary

America is indeed already great (at basketball)

Good morning. We have that and more in Tuesday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM: Team USA put up two blowouts in basketball on Monday, with the men's team beating Venezuela 113-69 and the women's team smoking Spain 103-63. Show More Summary

USA vs. Venezuela 2016 final score: Team USA overcomes slow start, coasts to easy 113-69 win

Paul George and DeAndre Jordan led the way as Team USA moved to 2-0 in group play. Venezuela fought valiantly, but it was only enough to keep them close for a quarter-and-a-half. After struggling to get going, Team USA eventually found its groove and followed up their 57-point rout of China with a 113-69 win over Venezuela. Show More Summary

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