Sport USA vs. Czech Republic time, channel, TV schedule to watch 2021 Olympic men's basketball game
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Members of the U.S. men's basketball team admitted they may have been a bit too unselfish when they first started playing together. That wasn't a problem for a certain All-Star guard when the Americans blew out Iran this week.
Damian Lillard scored 21 points in Team USA's 120-66 group-play win, hitting seven of his 13 3-point field goal attempts. It turns out a little pep talk from Draymond Green sparked Lillard's big performance.
"Draymond was just like, 'Damian Lillard doesn't hesitate to shoot a ball, especially at the end of the game,'". "You know I had a turnover at the end of the first game [against France], where I tried to make a swing to the corner and the guy like stunted at me and went to the passing lane and saved it. And they ended up hitting the three to take the lead and ended up winning the game. And he was just like, 'You know that's not, that's not what you do. You knock those type of shots down, you know, and that's what we needed you to do in that moment. So, you being passive and passing up opportunities like that doesn't serve this team well.'
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"And, you know, we spoke about it, and, you know, it was simple, I just said, 'I should have shot it, and you know it won't happen again, and I'm gonna come correct going forward.'"
Team USA will need Lillard to bring that same mentality against the Czech Republic on Saturday as the Americans seek to lock up a spot in the quarterfinals.
Here is a complete guide to watching the USA vs. Czech Republic men's basketball game at the 2021 Olympics, including the start time, a full TV schedule and live-streaming information.
USA vs. Czech Republic start time
- Date: Saturday, July 31
- Time: 8 a.m. ET | 5 a.m. PT
The U.S. men's basketball team will continue group play vs. the Czech Republic at 8 a.m. ET on Saturday, July 31. This will be Team USA's final group-play game.
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What channel is USA vs. Czech Republic basketball on?
- TV channels: Not available on cable
- Live stream: Peacock, NBCOlympics.com
The USA vs. Czech Republic game won't be broadcast live on cable television in the United States. Instead, it will air exclusively on Peacock, NBC's streaming service.
Peacock is free to watch with ads, or you can pay a monthly charge of $4.99 for Peacock Premium (no ads). The paid subscription is required to watch Team USA basketball games.
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NBC's streaming service, Peacock, will provide coverage of select live events, including track and field, gymnastics and basketball. A Peacock Premium subscription (no ads) costs $4.99 per month.
|Streaming option||Cable subscription needed?||Free?||Cost||Free trial?|
USA basketball schedule 2021
|Date||Game||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|July 25||France 83, USA 76||8 a.m.||Peacock|
|July 28||USA 120, Iran 66||12:40 a.m.||Peacock|
|July 31||USA vs. Czech Republic||8 a.m.||Peacock|
|Aug. 3||Men's basketball quarterfinals||TBD||TBD|
|Aug. 5||Men's basketball semifinals||TBD||TBD|
|Aug. 6||Men's basketball gold-medal game||10:30 p.m.||NBC,|
|Aug. 7||Men's basketball bronze-medal game||7 a.m.||TBD|
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