Sports

USA vs. Japan time, channel, TV schedule to watch 2021 Olympic women’s basketball game

It certainly wasn’t pretty, but the U.S. women’s basketball team handled its business against its first Olympic opponent.

Team USA found itself trailing in the first half of Tuesday’s group-play game against Nigeria, but the Americans managed to walk away with an 81-72 win, pushing their Olympic winning streak to 50 straight games. Despite the margin of victory being smaller than expected, Team USA guard Sue Bird was encouraged by the performance.

“I think the best part about this game for us is that from quarter one to quarter two, you saw we settled down,” Bird said. “There was a little bit of adjustment. We calmed down, and we were able to play our game.”

Up next for Team USA is a matchup with Japan, which defeated France in its Olympic opener behind a strong showing from the 3-point line. Japan hit five of its 11 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and shot over 40 percent from beyond the arc.

“I love the way Japan plays,” Team USA guard Diana Taurasi said. “Just when you think you’ve got it covered, there’s another 3-point shooter, so we have our work cut out for ourselves.”

Here is a complete guide to watching the USA vs. Japan women’s basketball game at the 2021 Olympics, including the start time, a full TV schedule and live-streaming information.

MORE: Watch the Olympics live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)

USA vs. Japan start time

  • Date: Friday, July 30
  • Time: 12:40 a.m. ET | 9:40 p.m. PT

The U.S. women’s basketball team will resume group play vs. Japan at 12:40 a.m. ET on Friday, July 30. It will also face France in the group stage.

What channel is USA vs. Japan basketball on?

  • TV channels: USA Network
  • Live stream: NBCOlympics.com

The next two games on Team USA’s Olympic schedule will be available to watch on USA Network. Games can also be streamed via NBCOlympics.com.

Olympics live streams

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?
Peacock No Yes
Peacock Premium No No $4.99/month Yes
fuboTV No No $64.99/month Yes
AT&T TV Now No No $69.99/month No
Hulu Plus Live TV No No $64.99/month Yes
YouTube TV No No $64.99/month Yes

USA basketball schedule 2021

Team USA is one of 12 teams to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. It will be playing in Group B. Its group-play opponents will be France, Japan and Nigeria.

Date Game Time (ET) TV channel
July 27 USA 81, Nigeria 72 12:40 a.m. USA Network
July 30 USA vs. Japan 12:40 a.m. USA Network
Aug. 2 USA vs. France 12:40 a.m. USA Network
Aug. 3-4 Women’s basketball quarterfinals TBD TBD
Aug. 6 Women’s basketball semifinals TBD TBD
Aug. 7 Women’s basketball gold-medal game 10:30 p.m. TBD
Aug. 7 Women’s basketball bronze-medal game 3 a.m. TBD



File source

Tags
Show More

Related Articles

Back to top button
Close