Despite Ricky Rubio's best efforts, the U.S. men's basketball team once again ended Spain's dreams of capturing the gold medal.
Team USA defeated Spain 95-81 in the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, ending Spain's Olympic run for the fifth consecutive time. Rubio was spectacular in the loss, scoring a game-high 38 points on 13-of-20 shootin steph curry jersey ireland g, but his teammates combined to go just 16 of 44 from the field.
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Sporting News provided live updates and highlights from the U.S. men's basketbal NBA Pajamas l team's Olympic game against Spain. Check out all the highlights you missed right here.
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USA vs. Spain score
USA vs. Spain live updates, highlights from 2021 Olympics
(All times Eastern)
Final: USA 95, Spain 81
2:25 a.m. — Team USA holds off Spain to advance to the semifinals. Kevin Durant finishes with a team-high 29 points in the win.
2:20 a.m. — Is this the best performance of Ricky Rubio's career? It sure feels like it.
2:10 a.m. — Jayson Tatum with some big buckets down the stretch.
End of third quarter: USA 69, Spain 63
2 a.m. — Spain finishes the quarter on an 11-2 run to stay within striking distance. Ricky Rubio has 27 of his team's 63 points.
1:55 a.m. — The shots are finally falling, and Team USA Rajon Rondo is rolling.
1:45 a.m. — Do. Not. Help. Off. Kevin. Durant.
Halftime: Spain 43, USA 43
1:25 a.m. — After trailing by 10 points late in the second quarter, Team USA storms back to tie the game.
1:20 a.m. — There is no defense for this shot. Kevin Durant is ridiculous.
1:15 a.m. — Sergio Rodriguez is cooking. He's got 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting.
1:10 a.m. — A brutal offensive start for Team USA. The Americans have missed 12 of their first 15 3-point attempts.
1:05 a.m. — An impressive block here by Usman Garuba, whom the Rockets selected at Thursday's NBA Draft.
End of first quarter: Spain 21, USA 19
12:55 a.m. — Ricky Rubio is on fire. He's got 13 of Spain's 17 points.
12:50 a.m. — Spain rolls out the red carpet for Kevin Durant.
12:45 a.m. — Damian Lillard pulls up in rhythm and drills the 3-pointer.
12:40 a.m. — The starters for each team…
- USA: Dami stephen curry jersey original an Lillard, Jrue Holiday, Devin Booker, Kevin Durant, Bam Adebayo
- Spain: Ricky Rubio, Rudy Fernandez, Victor Claver, Marc Gasol, Alberto Abalde
How to watch USA Olympic basketball games
- Time: 12:40 a.m. ET | 9:40 p.m. PT
- TV channel: N/A live on cable
- Live stream: Peacock
The USA vs. Spain men's basketball game won't be broadcast live on cable television. Peacock, NBC's streaming service, is the only place to watch the live action at 12:40 a.m. ET on Tuesday. NBCSN is scheduled to air a replay of the 2021 Olympic quarterfinals at 10:45 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
Men's Olympic basketball schedule 2021
|Spain vs. United States||12:40 a.m.|
|Italy vs. France||4:20 a.m.|
|Argentina vs. Australia||8 a.m.|
|Gold-medal game||10:30 p.m.|
|Bronze-medal game||7 a.m.|