The first round of the FIBA World Cup is officially in the books. The Americans won two of their three matchups comfortably, but looked shaky in the middle outing of the first round,. That win over Turkey clinched a spot into the final 16 in the second round.
USA will open the second round of the tournament against Greece in Shenzhen, China at 8:30 a.m. ET. They will be without the services of Jayson Tatum, who suffered an ankle injury and not only missed . It will be up to Kemba Walker and Donovan Mitchell to carry the load against Greece.
The Greek national team may not be loaded with depth, but they have the best player in the tournament in reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. Brazil slowed him down , but Team USA lacks the personnel to play the same style. Containing the best player in the tournament will be all that matters for the Americans in this one.
How will Team USA look against the MVP? Follow our live updates below:
FIBA World Cup 2019: USA vs. Greece
- Date: Saturday, Sept. 7
- Time: 8:30 a.m. ET
- Location: Shenzhen Bay Sports Arena — Shenzhen, China
- TV: None
- Streaming: ESPN+
- Live stats: GameTracker
- Odds: USA -8.5
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