U.S. Olympic basketball exhibition games to be live-streamed on Facebook

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Facebook will be live-streaming all nine Olympic basketball exhibition games being played by the U.S. men’s and women’s national teams.

The coverage spans the entire run of Team USA warm-up games, which will take place over the next couple of weeks leading up to the Olympics in Rio next month. The financial details of the deal have not been disclosed, although Facebook is reported to be shelling out millions on live-streaming content.

Like Twitter’s historic deal to stream NFL games, the footage is not exclusive to Facebook, and will be made up of live simulcasts of NBA TV’s game coverage. You can catch all the action on the official Facebook pages of USA Basketball and the NBA.

Despite lacking superstar players LeBron James and Stephen Curry, the men’s U.S. national team is still the favorite to win gold at the Rio Olympics. Led by head coach Mike Krzyzewski, the 2016 USA men’s national team roster includes Carmelo Anthony, Harrison Barnes, Jimmy Butler, DeMarcus Cousins, DeMar DeRozan, Kevin Durant, Paul George, Draymond Green, Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan, Kyle Lowry and Klay Thompson.

The women’s national team will be led by head coach Geno Auriemma, and includes Seimone Augustus, Sue Bird, Tamika Catchings, Tina Charles, Elena Delle Donne,Sylvia Fowles, Brittney Griner, Angel McCoughtry, Maya Moore, Breanna Stewart,Diana Taurasi and Lindsay Whalen.

The Facebook live-streams kicked off with the men’s team’s clash against Argentina on Friday, which Team USA won 111-74. The remaining line-up of games can be viewed below:

Sun., July 24, 8 p.m. ET — USA Men’s National Team vs. China

Mon., July 25, 10 p.m. ET — USA Women’s National Team vs. USA Basketball Select Team

Tue., July 26, 10 p.m. ET — USA Men’s National Team vs. China

Wed., July 27, 7.30 p.m. ET — USA Women’s National Team vs. France

Fri., July 29, 7 p.m. ET — USA Women’s National Team vs. Canada

Fri., July 29, 9 p.m. ET — USA Men’s National Team vs. Venezuela

Sun., July 31, 4 p.m. ET — USA Women’s National Team vs. Australia

Mon., Aug. 1, 8 p.m. ET — USA Men’s National Team vs. Nigeria


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