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United States Olympic basketball draw: Americans tie Spain in quarterfinals en route to medal

Team USA officially secured a place in the quarterfinals of the 2021 Olympic men’s basketball tournament on Saturday when they defeated the Czech Republic 119-84. A place in the quarterfinals had largely been a foregone conclusion after the United States crushed Iran, but the team’s victory officially sealed their advance.

On Sunday, the team’s quarterfinal opponent was revealed. And for the United States, it will not be an easy match.

Team USA will face Spain in the quarterfinals. Historically, Team USA have done very well against Spain, compiling a 16-2 record and a 12-0 record during the Olympics. However, the two sides have been playing close battles lately.

In the last three Olympic meetings between the two teams, Team USA has won by an average of eight points per game. That includes a six-point victory during the 2016 Summer Games.

En route to Tokyo, Team USA has been far from sharp. The team posted a 1-3 record over a stretch of four games at one point, and that included a loss to France in the first Olympic match. The United States is talented, but they will have to come together if they want a chance to win a medal in 2021.

Here’s a look at the Olympic basketball draw and who Team USA could face in their quest to win gold for the fourth time in a row.

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Olympic Basketball Bracket

Top helped

  • France vs. Italy
  • Slovenia vs. Germany

Bottom helped

  • United States vs. Spain
  • Australia vs. Argentina

Team USA apparently finished on the better side of the table. While Spain could prove a difficult test for them, the team will avoid playing France or Luka Doncic-led Slovenia until a possible gold medal game.

If the United States can survive against Spain, it should have a chance to defeat the winner of the Australia vs Argentina game. However, it should be noted that Australia beat the United States in the exhibition game on July 12. Australia’s 91-83 win where Patty Mills and Joe Ingles combined for 39 points and the team hit 41.7 of their 3-point shots. With better perimeter defense, Team USA should have the upper hand over Australia.

The United States team also played Argentina in a recent exhibition. That was much smoother for Team USA, as they won 108-80 and saw each of their five starters – Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard, Bradley Beal, Zach LaVine and Bam Adebayo – rack up double-digit points. As long as they can limit Facundo Campazzo and Luis Scola, the United States team would have an advantage over Argentina.

But before they can think of Argentina or Australia, the United States has to go through Spain.

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Spain basketball squad

Spain has a lot of NBA-caliber talent on their roster. Four players currently on the team are in the NBA, including Ricky Rubio, Marc Gasol, Willy Hernangomez and 2021 first-round pick Usman Garuba.

Additionally, several other players on the team have been drafted or have had productive NBA careers. That includes Pau Gasol, Rudy Fernandez, Alex Abrines, Sergio Llull, Sergio Rodriguez and Victor Claver.

Player position NBA team
Ricky Rubio guard Gentlemen
Xabi López-Arostegui Go ahead
Usman Garuba center Rockets
Pau Gasol center
Marc Gasol center Lakers
Victor Claver Go ahead
Alberto abalde Go ahead
Rudy fernandez Go ahead
Alex Abrines Go ahead
Sergio Rodriguez guard
Willy Hernangomez center Pelicans
Sergio Llull guard

Olympic results of Spain

So far in the Olympics, Spain has posted a 2-1 record. The team’s most difficult match was against Slovenia and Luka Doncic. Spain was late to the game, but Ricky Rubio failed to score a triple triple for the Spanish.

adversary Outcome Score
Japan Victory 88-77
Argentina Victory 81-71
Slovenia Loess 95-87

Due to their loss to Slovenia, Spain finished second in Group C. Despite their 2-1 record, the team was forced to pass the least favorable of the two national team foci, so they ended up facing the United States in the first round of the bracket.

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Basketball results of the United States Olympic Games vs. Spain

Here is a complete list of results from the United States’ Olympic history against Spain. Team USA has a 12-0 record against Spain in the Olympics, including 3-0 in gold medal games, but the series has gotten tighter in recent seasons.

Year Round Outcome
1936 First round USA win 2-0 after defeat of Spain
1968 First round USA win 81-46
1972 First round USA win 72-56
1984 First round USA win 101-68
1984 Gold medal game USA win 96-65
1988 First round USA win 97-53
1992 First round USA wins 122-81
2004 Quarter finals USA win 102-94
2008 First round United States wins 119-82
2008 Gold medal game USA wins 118-107
2012 Gold medal game United States wins 107-100
2016 Semifinals USA win 82-76
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