Tokyo 2020 men's basketball final day: Take-two for Team USA and France

DONGGUAN, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 11:  Donovan Mitchell of USA in action against Evan Fournier #10 of France during FIBA World Cup 2019 Quarter-finals match between USA and France at Dongguan Basketball Center on September 11, 2019 in Dongguan, China.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
DONGGUAN, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 11: Donovan Mitchell of USA in action against Evan Fournier #10 of France during FIBA World Cup 2019 Quarter-finals match between USA and France at Dongguan Basketball Center on September 11, 2019 in Dongguan, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

The men's Olympic Basketball Tournament of these Tokyo 2020 (in 2021) Games comes to an end on 7 August with 15-time gold-medal winners USA meeting France in a rematch of the tournament opener.

What’s happening?

The men's gold-medal contest between France and the United States will tip off at 11:30 (local time) at the Saitama Super Arena and will be followed later in the day by the men's and women's bronze-medal games.

What to expect...

The French will have the edge of having beaten the 15-time Olympic gold-medal-winning American team 83-76 in the tournament opener. Since then, neither team has lost and Kevin Durant is hitting the kind of form that might make him unplayable as he targets his fourth Olympic gold medal.

With Draymond Green, Damian Lillard, and a whole cast of NBA superstars, the Americans will have a score to settle against the French, who've been looking sharp all tournament long with the likes of Evan Fournier and Rudy Gobert leading the way.

In the men's bronze-medal game, Slovenia, led by Luka Doncic, will want to bounce back from their first loss of the tournament (in the semis) and take home third-place over Patty Mills and his Australian team.

The women's bronze-medal match will see Serbia and France go for third-place on the podium

What happened in the Rio 2016 finals?

Men's Basketball Tournament:

  1. USA
  2. SERBIA
  3. SPAIN

Women's Basketball Tournament:

  1. USA
  2. SPAIN
  3. SERBIA
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Competition schedule (all times JST)

Date and Time: Friday 7 Aug. 11:30 - 22:00

Venue: Saitama Super Arena

  • Men's final
  • Women's bronze medal match
  • Men´s bronze medal match