USA vs. Australia rating, outcomes: Aussies hand Crew USA second consecutive loss

The U.S. males’s basketball workforce has a variety of work to do forward of the Tokyo Olympics.

After shedding to Nigeria in its first exhibition sport on Saturday, Crew USA fell to Australia on Monday evening, marking the primary time it has misplaced back-to-back exhibition video games since professionals started taking part in in 1992.

Spurs guard Patty Mills led the best way in Australia’s 91-83 win, scoring 22 factors and hitting clutch pictures down the stretch. Jazz ahead Joe Ingles contributed 17 factors, and 76ers guard Matisse Thybulle crammed up the field rating with 12 factors, three assists, three steals, two rebounds and two blocks.

NBA All-Stars Damian Lillard and Kevin Durant mixed for 39 of Crew USA’s 83 factors within the loss. Whereas the roster clearly has a ton of expertise, this group has didn’t execute at a persistently excessive degree on both finish of the ground. Crew USA will look to bounce again and seize its first exhibition victory in opposition to Argentina on Tuesday.

Sporting Information offered reside updates and highlights from the U.S. Olympic males’s basketball workforce’s exhibition sport in opposition to Australia. Try all of the highlights you missed proper right here.

MORE: What losses to Australia, Nigeria imply for Crew USA

USA vs. Australia rating

  Q1 Q2 Q3 This autumn Last
USA 27 19 18 19 83
Australia 24 13 32 22 91

USA vs. Australia reside updates, highlights 

(All occasions Jap)

Last: Australia 91, USA 83

9:55 p.m. — Matthew Dellavedova punches the ball out to Joe Ingles, who ends Australia’s win with a straightforward layup. Two losses in a row for Crew USA. Wow.

9:45 p.m. — Patty Mills has scored some large buckets for Australia. The Spurs guard has 21 factors and 4 assists.

9:40 p.m. — Jayson Tatum finishes on the rim in transition, and Crew USA is again on prime.

9:35 p.m. — What an incredible block by Matisse Thybulle. It isn’t typically you see Kevin Durant get rejected on a jumper.

Finish of third quarter: Australia 69, USA 64

9:25 p.m. — Chris Goulding beats the buzzer to offer Australia a five-point lead heading into the ultimate body. Crew USA is in bother . . . once more.

9:20 p.m. — And right here comes Australia. Duop Reath’s 3-pointer caps off a 10-2 run for Australia, and we’re all tied up at 60.

9:10 p.m. — Kevin Durant stays a cheat code.

Halftime: USA 46, Australia 37

8:50 p.m. — Damian Lillard leads all scorers with 16 first-half factors, however the true story right here is Crew USA’s improved defensive effort. Australia struggled to search out any offensive stream within the second quarter due to Crew USA’s ball stress and depth.

8:40 p.m. — Bradley Beal exhibits off his velocity and throws down the simple two-handed slam.

8:30 p.m. — A tough offensive begin to the second quarter for each squads. Crew USA and Australia have scored solely 4 whole factors via the primary three-plus minutes of the interval.

Finish of first quarter: USA 27, Australia 24

8:20 p.m. — Damian Lillard is heating up. The Path Blazers star already has 11 factors.

8:10 p.m. — Excellent news for Australia: Joe Ingles has drilled his first three 3-pointers. Unhealthy information for Australia: Aron Baynes appeared to endure a proper knee harm after a collision with Bradley Beal.

8 p.m. — The starters for every workforce…

  • USA: Damian Lillard, Bradley Beal, Jerami Grant, Kevin Durant, Draymond Inexperienced
  • Australia: Matthew Dellavedova, Patty Mills, Joe Ingles, Jock Landale,  Aron Baynes

7:45 p.m. — One factor to look at on this sport: Nigeria went 20 of 42 from 3-point vary in its victory. Crew USA has to tighten up the perimeter protection in opposition to Australia.

7:30 p.m. — Crew USA is hoping the blue uniforms will convey higher luck than the white set. 

Learn how to watch USA basketball

All 5 USA Olympic males’s basketball exhibition video games shall be broadcast reside on NBCSN earlier than the Individuals head off to Tokyo.

It’s also possible to stream Crew USA video games on-line with fuboTV, which provides a free seven-day trial.

Date Recreation Time (ET) TV channel
July 10 USA vs. Nigeria 8 p.m. NBCSN
July 12 USA vs. Australia 8 p.m. NBCSN
July 13 USA vs. Argentina 6 p.m. NBCSN
July 16 USA vs. Australia 6 p.m. NBCSN
July 18 USA vs. Spain 9 p.m. NBCSN

When do the Olympics begin?

The opening ceremony at the 2021 Olympics is July 23. The lads’s basketball match ideas off two days in a while July 25 and ends with the medal video games on Aug. 6-7.

Crew USA is considered one of 12 groups to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. It will likely be taking part in in Group A. Its group-play opponents shall be France, Iran and the Czech Republic. 

Date Recreation Time (ET)
July 25 USA vs. France 8 a.m.
July 28 USA vs. Iran 12:40 a.m.
July 31 USA vs. Czech Republic 8 a.m.
Aug. 3 Males’s basketball quarterfinals TBD
Aug. 5 Males’s basketball semifinals TBD
Aug. 6 Males’s basketball gold-medal sport TBD
Aug. 7 Males’s basketball bronze-medal sport TBD

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