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2016 Olympics Basketball Game Thread: USA vs. Australia

Paul George and Team USA will face their first real challenge against some familiar faces.

Men's Basketball - Olympics: Day 3 Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Team USA finally faces a legit challenge in Rio when they play Australia on Wednesday evening.

The game tips off at 6 p.m. ET and televised on NBC Sports Network. NBC will also stream the game live online.

The Aussies are 2-0 thus far with five NBA players in the starting lineup. This include Adrew Bogus, Patty Mills and Matthew Dellavedova. Delly is now with the Bucks but you know he will enjoy the challenge of facing former teammate Kyrie Irving. In fact, all three are players that could care less how stacked the USA squad is and will let ‘er rip with no fear.

That fearless attitude can only go so far, though and if Paul George and friends show up ready to roll, inspired by the excellence they witnessed at the pool on Tuesday night, the red, white and blue should continue their winning ways.

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