The Spain Men’s National Basketball Team is looking to finish strong in the group stages of the 2016 Rio Olympics when they face Argentina in Group B action. Here are all the things you need to know for Spain vs. Argentina including previews, predictions and live stream links.
Spain is coming off a dominant win over Lithuania in their game last Saturday. The reigning runner-ups started the tournament slow, losing the first two games to Croatia and Brazil. They came alive against the Lithuanians as they won 109-59.
Pau Gasol led the way for the Spaniards with 23 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks. Rudy Fernandez, Felipe Reyes, Sergio Llull, Nikola Mirotic and Ricky Rubio all scored in double figures to help Gasol.
On the other hand, the Argentina Men’s National Basketball Team is looking to solidify the top spot in Group B. They won a hard-fought game against their rivals and hosts nation, Brazil. The 2004 Gold Medal winners got the 111-107 win in double overtime.
Andres Nocioni scored a tournament-high 37 points with 11 rebounds, one steal and three-point shots made. He also made the game-tying three at the end of regulation to send the game into overtime. He picked up the slack with Luis Scola and Manu Ginobili struggling to score against Brazil.
Facundo Campazzo added 33 points, four rebounds, 11 assists and four steals to help the Argentines fend off the hosts. He tied the game at 95 in the first overtime while Ginobili iced the game by hitting two free throws in the final minute.
Spain vs. Argentina is a great game as both teams are looking for the win and giving their all. They are two aging teams that still have enough firepower to get far in the tournament. The Spaniards are the favorites to win a very close game.
Spain vs. Argentina Predicted Lineups
- Spain: PG – Ricky Rubio, SG – Sergio Llull, SF – Rudy Fernandez, PF – Nikola Mirotic, C – Pau Gasol
- Argentina: PG – Facundo Campazzo, SG – Manu Ginobili, SF – Andres Nocioni, PF – Luis Scola, C – Patricio Garino
Spain vs. Argentina Schedule and Live Stream Links
- Schedule: August 15, 6:00 PM ET Live on NBC Sports Network
- Venue: Carioca Arena 1 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra, NBCOlympics.com