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2016 Olympics Basketball Game Thread: USA vs. Venezuela

Paul George and Team USA continue Group A pool play in Rio on Monday.

Olympics: Basketball-Men's Team-Preliminary Round Group A-CHN vs USA Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Team USA continues their march toward gold when the face Venezuela on Monday evening in Rio.

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

Venezuela lost their opening game to Serbia, 86-62 on Saturday which followed Team USA cruising past China.

A strong defensive identity has taken root with the USA squad which fits Paul George quite nicely, thank you. According to Marc Stein, even assistant coach Tom Thibodeau enjoys what he’s seeing, and that second unit defense with PG, Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry and DeAndre Jordan impressed Mike Krzyzewski

"When they came in, it looked like there were seven guys on the court," Krzyzewski said. "Their lateral quickness is so good.

"I like the fact," Coach K continued, "that we don't play the score. We just play the play."

Of course, PG’s aggressive defensive effort led to some foul trouble and a misstep in the backcourt which had Lavoy Allen laughing.

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